A Winning Spirit till the very end

 

 

Joost van der Westhuizen, a name that means a lot if you’re a lover of rugby or South African. A name that’s synonymous with local is always lekker. Its with a heavy heart we bid farewell to a rugby legend, a symbol that takes us back to that glorious day of the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final. A moment that truly brought our country together and created the legend, Joost van der Westhuizen. Our dear Joost, we salute you, for your fighting spirit on and off the field. It takes a true champion to push on, even when the camera’s and crowds have moved on, when the only thing keeping you going is the sheer will to win. Your will to fight, till the clock has run out, will remain with us forever. 

The words of Joost van der Westhuizen,

“I had a choice to either stay at home and die or continue to live my life,” he told The Telegraph in 2014.

“I have a platform and now I am using it to help with awareness of MND. They [the doctors] are going to tell them [MND patients] they have two to five years to live and that’s it – but you live as long as you want, as long as you are positive. They told me 24 months and I am now on 50.”

 

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