A new leg for 56-year-old Lalie Reynecke

A new leg for 56-year-old Lalie Reynecke

On Wednesday’s Good Morning Angels, the Angels came together to help 56-year-old state pensioner Lalie Reynecke with a new prosthetic leg after doctors were forced to amputate her leg.

Lalie and Martin Bester
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What or who would inspire a crazy darts enthusiast and his club to play a marathon match of darts non-stop for 60 hours and one minute? That’s right, a game of darts that carried on for two and a half days and nights! 

The answer is... Lalie Reyneke, that’s who!

Lalie is a 56-year-old state pensioner, who is described by those who know her as a remarkable woman, who inspires hope with her resilience in the face of life-altering adversity.

In 2021, she suffered a seemingly insignificant cut to her leg. This swiftly turned into a battle for survival, as she contracted a flesh-eating bacteria, with doctors ultimately forced to amputate her leg to save her life. 

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Since that fateful day, Lalie has endured numerous surgeries, including two additional amputations. Physically and mentally, the journey has been gruelling, testing her strength and determination. But Lalie has never given up - her spirit remains unbreakable.

It was this fight for survival that inspired Rick van Wyk from the Log Cabin Knights Darts Club to do something that's never been done before, to raise funds and awareness for Lalie, in order to help her secure a prosthetic leg. 

The cost of the leg is R90,000 - which she cannot afford on a state pension. Rick and the club managed to raise R30,000 - not quite enough - so they reached out to Good Morning Angels.  

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REQUEST FOR: Lalie Reynecke 

REQUEST FROM: Jéan Visagie, Vice President Centurion Social Darts League

ANGEL 1: Ruan du Preez from AJ du Preez Orthotist Prosthetist in Alberton 

SPONSORING: Ruan and the AJ du Preez Orthotist Prosthetist team will assist Lalie’s prosthetist to make her brand new leg pro bono - at no cost to her. Ruan and his team will also be joining us for the first time as a 4-ball at the Good Morning Angels Golf Day!

ANGEL 2: Rick van Wyk and The Log Cabin Knights Darts Club, affiliated with the Centurion Social Darts League 

SPONSORING: Rick and the club have managed to set the new Guinness World record by continuously playing a single darts game, for 60 hours and 1 minute - that’s two and a half days and nights of darts! They managed to raise R30 000 for Lalie’s prosthetic leg with their Guinness World Record attempt and fundraising. They will donate this to Lalie to help with other costs and to “give her a leg up”. 


Dear Jacaranda FM's "Good Morning Angels" Team,

I hope this message finds you well, ready to embark on yet another extraordinary story that has the power to touch hearts and inspire change. Today, I bring to your attention the remarkable journey of Lalie Reynecke—a journey that not only embodies resilience, but also sets the stage for a Guinness World Record attempt and a cause that desperately needs our support.

Lalie's story is one of triumph against all odds. In 2021, she faced a life-altering accident that led to the devastating loss of her right leg, all due to the unforgiving grip of necrotizing fasciitis, commonly known as flesh-eating bacteria. What began as a seemingly insignificant cut swiftly turned into a battle for survival, with doctors ultimately forced to amputate her leg to save her life.

Since that fateful day, Lalie has endured numerous surgeries, including two additional amputations. Physically and mentally, the journey has been gruelling, testing her strength and determination. But Lalie has never given up—her spirit remains unbreakable.

Now, as she stands on the precipice of hope,The Log Cabin Knights Darts Club ( Affiliated with the  Centurion Social Darts League)  aims to achieve something truly extraordinary to finance Lalie's hope. They have set their sights on a Guinness World Record attempt for the "Marathon Darts Played in a Single's Dart Match." The current record stands at an astonishing 58 hours and 58 minutes, an astounding testament to endurance and determination. On the weekend of 4 to 6 August 2023 , 2 players from the Log Cabin Knights Darts Club, aims to break this record by playing for an astonishing 60 hours and 1 minute—a feat that symbolizes Lalie's unwavering willpower and determination to overcome any obstacle in her path.

But Lalie's journey doesn't end with a world record attempt. Behind this extraordinary endeavour lies a heartfelt cause that requires our support. Lalie is in desperate need of financial assistance, with a prosthetic limb costing in excess of R90,000. Additionally, she faces various other financial burdens that hinder her ability to live a fulfilling and independent life.

By featuring Lalie's story on "Good Morning Angels," we have the opportunity to rally behind her cause and create a wave of support that can change her life forever. The pursuit of the Guinness World Record becomes a beacon of Lalie's hope, inspiring generosity and kindness within our community. Not only will her story touch the hearts of thousands, but it will also demonstrate the remarkable power of collective action in making a real difference.

Imagine the impact we can have when we unite our voices, amplifying Lalie's journey, and showcasing the power of resilience and triumph in the face of adversity. By sharing her story, we can ignite a movement of compassion, encouraging individuals and businesses alike to lend their support, whether through financial contributions, spreading awareness, or offering their expertise.

I implore you to consider Lalie's inspirational journey, entwined with the audacious goal of achieving a Guinness World Record, as a "feel good" story deserving of a place on "Good Morning Angels." By shining a spotlight on her extraordinary determination, we have the chance to empower others facing their own challenges and remind them that no obstacle is insurmountable when met with unwavering resolve and the support of a caring community.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Together, let us celebrate Lalie's indomitable spirit, rally behind the Guinness World Record attempt, and extend our hearts and hands to provide the financial assistance she so desperately needs. May her journey ignite a flame of hope, resilience, and unity within the hearts of all who hear her story.

With heartfelt gratitude,

Jéan Visagie

Vice President Centurion Social Darts League

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