Amy Sheldon – “I didn’t fail and I won’t fail”

My name is Amy Sheldon and I’m 20 years old. I went to Vista Nova School for 15 years! When I was 11 months old, I was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. As far as I know, the medically accepted definition is spastic diaplegia (which I’m currently trying to understand better). Anyway, when people ask me what Cerebral Palsy is, I tell them that it’s the part of the brain that controls movement...
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Thank you 2015 Donors & Supporters!

Another year draws to a close and although 2015 had some challenges, Friends of Vista Nova pulled through and paid a whopping R500 000 to Vista Nova School in aid of the special needs children.   We are very grateful to our donors and supporters who relentlessly show their dedication to our cause.   Here are some photographs of one of the kiddies end of year concerts “Rumble in...
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My Journey by Ayesha Toyer

On 26th November 2011, my family and I were involved in a car accident. It resulted in more than just severe physical damage but transformed our lives as we knew it. My name is Ayesha Toyer and this is my story… This accident did not happen to me but for me. I was determined to succeed against all odds and was given a platform to do just that. At the tender age of 14, my life catapulted in...
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A Mother’s Story

A MOTHER’S STORY I am June Bradbury and I wish to share the story of my son and his wonderful achievements against significant odds. After three miscarriages, and with the correct gynecological intervention, I eventually conceived my beautiful son, Joshua.  Joshua was born in 1996 and was to be my only child. I was thirty six years old at the time. From the day I arrived home from hospital,...
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2015 Welcome Back Newsletter – 3rd Edition

Hello Friends FOVN are back and ready to tackle this new year with enthusiasm and gusto! Read our first newsletter of the year: FOVN Newsletter – 3rd Edition – Feb 2015 If you would like to receive our newsletter via email, please drop Karen an email and request to be added to our database, her email address is fundraiser@fovn.co.za Enjoy and do come visit us at the FOVN office! Warm...
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FOVN Newsletter 2014

Good day Friends As the year draws to a close, it is a good time to reflect on 2014. Please find our newsletter here:  FOVN Newsletter Second Edition V2. 2015 promises to bring many new and exciting things for Friends of Vista Nova. If you want to receive our newsletter, please email Karen to subscribe – fundraiser@fovn.co.za Wishing everyone a joyful and safe festive season! See you in...
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