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Real life stories of people defying the odds and overcoming health challenges.

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Capetonian woman receives life-saving kidney from her dad

Capetonian woman receives life-saving kidney from her dad | You

This healthy young woman’s life was flipped upside down in a day after being diagnosed with kidney failure.

Frightening, traumatic and helpless: Andrew Tucker saw the light in ICU

Frightening, traumatic and helpless: Andrew Tucker saw the light in ICU | Health24

The country’s top matric achiever was lying in ICU when he realised that he wanted to make a difference in the lives of others by becoming a doctor. He spoke to Health24 about beating Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Thando Hopa grew up in the shade, her porcelain skin protected by long sleeves and sunscreen until the day the South African decided to fight prejudice against albinos by becoming a model.

South African model Thando Hopa revels in her albino skin | Health24

Petite and born with an inherited depigmentation of her skin from head to toe that can lead to discrimination and even death, Thando Hopa entered the fashion world without the usual vital statistics required of a catwalk model.

schizophrenia

How addiction triggered my schizophrenia | Health24

South African, James, has endured a long battle with schizophrenia and even spent time in prison as a result of his 15 year addiction to heroin. This is his story.

Imagine the shock of finding a lump in your breast at only 15. This was what happened to Julia Shabalala. Here is her story . . .

Diagnosed with breast cancer at 15 | Health24

Imagine the shock of finding a lump in your breast at only 15. This was what happened to Julia Shabalala. Here is her story . . .

Health24 reader Daniel van der Spuy shares story about living with with Crohn's Disease in order to help people with the same disease | Health24

Living with Crohn's Disease

Health24 reader Daniel van der Spuy shares story about living with with Crohns Disease in order to help people with the same disease.

Natalie Lambrou shares part two of her inspiring journey – how she battled (and survived) breast cancer.

The inspiring story of a breast cancer survivor | Health24

Natalie Lambrou shares part two of her inspiring journey – how she battled (and survived) breast cancer.

Avid sports fan and blogger, Bruce Dunn, was shocked to hear a doctor tell him that he would never play sport again. Fourteen months after a double hip replacement, Bruce is defying the odds by training for the Two Oceans Half Marathon again. This is Bruce's story . . .

Training for a half marathon after double hip replacement

Avid sports fan and blogger, Bruce Dunn, was shocked to hear a doctor tell him that he would never play sport again. Fourteen months after a double hip replacement, Bruce is defying the odds by training for the Two Oceans Half Marathon again. This is Bruce's story . . .