Onwards and upwards

Stewart Gordon turns 65 this year.

Helderberg Hospice shared this inspirational story with Bolander readers, about Stewart Gordon, who celebrates his 65th birthday this year with a positive attitude and a huge smile on his face. Stewart was 10 years old when his mother passed away, and the youngest of the six children was only 7 months old. Stewart contracted rheumatic fever as a child, which affected his heart, and consequently triggered his first heart attack in 1981, only two years after he got married. Stewart is the father of three daughters, but in 1993 the unthinkable happened. He lost his eldest daughter in a fatal car accident – she was only 16 years old.