Paul Steyn

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Paul Steyn

To demonstrate the mobility that a prosthetic limb provides to an amputee, to the public as well as new amputees, Paul, an amputee himselfundertakes long distance walks to raise funds. He has walked more than 5000 km over the last three years to raise funds for the work of the Paul Steyn Foundation.
Paul lost his right leg in an accident at school in February 2000 when he was thirteen years old. The leg was amputated below the knee after he spent nearly six months in hospital. The doctors tried their best to save the leg but after gangerine set in, it was decided to amputate.Paul feels that he has the capacity to make a difference in the lives of other people in a similar sitation as he is in.
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Paul has walked;

  • 310 km from Montagu to Cape Town
  • 810 km from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
  • 220 km around the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Town Metro
  • 460 km from Cape Town through various towns, including Malmesbury, Worcester, Robertson, Greyton, Villiersdorp and Franschhoek to Somerset West.
  • 230km from Agulhas to Kleinmond
  • 630km from Lambert’s Bay to Gordon’s Bay, via Clanwilliam, Porterville, Piketberg, Velddrif, Langebaan, Darling, Wellington and Worcester, amongst other towns.
  • Paul also walks around 20km per week on an informal basis to see donors.

PSFThe Paul Steyn Foundation raises funds to provide deserving disadvantaged amputees with prosthetic limbs.

We raise the funds through various projects, but mainly through long distance fund raising walks undertaken by the founder, Paul Steyn, an amputee himself.By undertaking the walks, Paul also endeavours to demonstrate to the public, and to amputees, the mobility that a prosthesis can provide to an amputee.


Bronwyn van der Bergh lost her leg in 2012
Coenie has received his prosthesis at Michael Nel Prosthetics from N1 City.
Shannon Phillips, 18, from Caledon received his prosthesis on 27 August 2013.
Marius Landman will receive his prosthesis as soon as his stump has healed sufficiently.

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