"During October 2003 I became very ill and almost died, due to a burst appendix which was not diagnosed by my doctor for 9 days. This resulted in my hospitalization with serious septicemia, undergoing two major operations, and being on life support for almost a week. After leaving the hospital I realized that I had been given a second chance, and that God had saved me for a specific reason.
I became involved in a couple of projects for destitute women and children, and eventually knew that this was my calling. I shared my vision and dream with my husband Albertus, my children Christéne and Alicia, and my close friends Ronel and Heidi.
During October 2007 my husband, Albertus, was ready to join me in my calling and dream and he agreed to support me, allowing me the opportunity to fulfil my heart’s desire – to reach out and help destitute people, especially women and children. "