Just two years ago, South African, Gerda du Toit lost both her legs due to diabetes and dreaded her life was over. But now Gerda is on a motorcycle adventure from Johannesburg to Cape Town and back with the goal of supplying 100 limbs to children via Kirsty Watts Foundation. This why Gerda, a mother of two, is giving up her time and taking on this massive challenge.
Gerda du Toit Rides 400 Km’s Every Day
Gerda du Toit moved from a wheelchair to a motorbike to achieve this 4,000 kilometre mission with the aim of making kids without limbs mobile again. It’s called Riding for a Limb where Gerda will ride around 400 kilometres each day, escorted into all major towns by the Christian Motorcyclists Association. The objective is to raise R2 000 000.00 (two million rand) which will enable the foundation to supply 100 limbs to children amputees. A project of the Kirsty Watts Foundation, a non-profit organisation helping to uplift children around the South Africa for the past six years. The KWF has already helped to fit more than 50 children with prosthetic limbs at an average cost of R20 000 including consultations and rehabilitation. But much more has to be done.
Gerda is taking the journey on a Cayenne sponsored Honda. It’s a 700cc Honda Integra with dual-clutch automatic transmission. Gerda Du Toit, who had never ridden on the road before losing her legs, had only four months to learn to ride all over again with prosthetics before beginning her journey on Monday 6 June 2016.
Johannesburg to Cape Town And Return
Riding from Johannesburg to Cape Town and back via the Garden Route and Transkei, Gerda is also aiming to shatter the Guinness World Record in an epic venture that will be followed by TV, radio, print and social media.
Cheering you on Gerda!