Darryn August is a South Africa modern day hero who is learning to walk again, and has his sights set on the Paralympics.
Here’s the story from lifechoices.co.za/darryn-august: We’d like to think that if we witness a life-or-death situation, we would all jump to assist. The reality, of course, is that the vast majority of people stand around and stare, hoping that someone else will come along. For some the urge to help is sporadic, for others, like real-life superhero Darryn August, the drive to assist has run strongly through his veins from childhood.
Excerpt from News24.com “Left with a disability after trying to stop a train robbery, Darryn August, a man who never backs down from a challenge, now has his sights set on emerging victorious on a different platform – the Paralympic Games. Following a bleak prognosis after being hit with a crowbar, stabbed in the head and breaking his spine, the 28-year-old’s determination to recover and walk again no longer seems futile as he now manages to get around on crutches for short periods…”.
When smartCRUTCH heard Darryn had his sights set on walking with crutches, a pair of smartCRUTCH were quickly sent his way. We wish him well and look forward to seeing his progress.
Here is Darryn with his new blue smartCRUTCH.