The story of Morne van der Merwe’s triumph over cancer received 1,000 votes.
Here is Cindy van der Merwe’s winning entry in her own words:
“My husband and I have always dreamt of taking our boys to Disney and having the ultimate family holiday, but nearly two years ago that dream was almost taken away. My husband was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumour, today (after 215 days in hospital and 16 surgeries later) doctors are unable to find a trace of cancer in his body but he has had to learn how to walk and talk all over again. Every single week, our boys ask us when we are going on holiday again. There’s a Disney poster on the fridge as something to aim for, so that would be my ultimate dream for our special and brave family”.
Here Cindy is pictured with her husband Morne and boys Matthew, 5 and Joshua, 7.