“MOMMY, mommy I drove a boat!”
These were the words of a little boy who took part in Reach for a Dream’s Captain Courage Adventure in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, organiser Charne Blume said.
Blume said Reach for a Dream and the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) took nine boys, aged between seven and 10, on a sea adventure at the weekend.
All of the boys have life-threatening illnesses.
“It was not just a party. We wanted to give these boys acknowledgement for their own bravery in dealing with their illnesses as well as making them realise that they have the same courage as the men from the NSRI,” Blume said.
The NSRI team conducted a mock rescue and showed the boys how they save people in trouble.
“Afterwards as the brave little boys stood on parade they were given medals by the NSRI’s Marcus Oshry for the bravery they have displayed in fighting their own illnesses,” Blume said.
She said the boys then had lunch at This is Eat.
“They enjoyed it very much,” she said. “They were so excited about their sea adventure that they couldn’t stop talking about it,” she said.