To whom it may concern
I, Rev. Sumari Redelinghuys (ID no: 891119 0017 087), have known Nadia du Plooy for the last five years, where she has formed part of our Youth at our congregation, NG Muldersdrif.
Nadia is the most inspiring little girl I know.
Five years ago, when I came to learn of Nadia's condition, I couldn't believe it. At that time she was still walking so strong and the only thing that did not look normal was her droopy eyelids. The other reason why I also couldn't believe it was because Nadia took part in everything! Every youth night, camp activity and Sunday's Praise and Worship as if nothing was holding her back! However, these activities became more and more difficult as the years went pass and her ilness progressed. Despite this, Nadia's spirit could not be broken. She took part in activities in any way she could, sometimes even doing things that our other youth kids were too afraid to do (like the zip line at our anual youth camp).
Nadia also shared her story with us in the NG Muldersdrif Youth Service once, and she stirred up so many emotions while sharing: from laughter to tears. She never lets her illness keep her down and is one inspiring young lady!
Nadia is funloving, kind and trustworthy. Nadia lifts up the spirits of every one around her daily. I believe Nadia was put on earth to inspire others and she is doing so everyday. If there is anything that could be done to improve Nadia's quaility of life, she deserves it!
If there is any questions or quaries please feel free to contact me.
Nadia… Ek staan in verwondering. Jy het ons harte en lewens aangeraak vir altyd. Soveel moed en deursettings vermoe het ek nog nie by n kindbeleef nie. Maar dis omdat jy geanker is in God en Sy Almag. Dit was besonders om die private oomblik met jou en Mamma te deel toe ons julle voete gewas en julle gesalf het. Ek bid Num 6:24-26 oor jou, en mag jy altyd Sy liefde uitstraal.
Nadia, wat in n rolstoel is, het ons skool onlangs besoek. Sy het ons oor haar lewe vertel, en deur haar woorde ons geinspireer en aangeraak. Sy het ons vertel hoe sy besef het dat die Here nogsteeds n plan met haar lewe het en dat daar ook n plan vir elkeen van ons is.
Ek het geleer om te waardeur wat ek het en elke dag dankie te se vir dit wat ek ontvang. Ons moet elke dag van ons lewe geniet, want ons weet nie wat met ons kan gebeur nie. As iets slegs gebeur moet ons nie tou opgooi nie, want dit bring jou nerens in die lewe nie. Nadia is n Positiewe, gelowige, sterk persoon wat my hartaangeraak het en my geinspireer het om soos sy te wees.
To whom it may concern
I have the pleasure of training Nadia in her road to recovery from KSS .
From the first day of training, Nadia impressed me with her ability and willingness to learn.
Her heart is sensitive to all she meets, and her passion for doing everything in excellence goes above and beyond. She always places God first in all she does and never doubt His will in her life
Nadia is always considering other feelings before her own. Outside of the exercise, Nadia is dedicated as well as an inspiration to all.
Throughout the journey Nadia and I was on, she gave me a new perspective on life and treasuring each moment. Her caring nature and personality allow her to work well with others and sharing her motivational story and testimony, as she always respects others' opinions even when they differ from her own.
As a Business Owner and competitive sports women, I’ve attended many motivational events and invested a great deal of my time in motivation and planning and learning from the best. I’ve read just to name a few, “7 Habits of Highly effective people - Stephen Covey, Think and grow Rich -Napoleon Hill, Richard Kall topics such as Urgency, Building Relationships, and Why” to build and maintain positivity and achieve success.
Why this introduction to this testimonial?
Almost 2 years ago, while attending an auditors meeting, I met the 11year old Nadia Du Plooy. Little did I know that this young lady, with her outgoing personality would become one of my greatest motivational and inspirational subjects.
Yet in all my years, I had to meet such an exceptional “fighter”! She has a strong believe, do not accept failure and she is motivated and dedicate! Due to her condition, Nadia’s dream and goal in live is to be able to walk again!
At her young age and having the privilege to train with her, doing exercises to strengthen and maintain muscle condition, I realized that his young lady, though her actions, behavior and attitude leads by example. Nadia has “often fallen to the ground. Literally due to her condition”, but stood up time after time. This is just how she is in her everyday life!
Nadia is a motivational and inspirational loving young lady. She is a young caring and loving “path changer” at the age of 13 now, in her own way. Nadia makes you realize, never to question why, that one needs to stay humble, believe and stay positive. The golden thread of positivity, motivation and persistence to achieve success, reference by those who are so successful in live, is so part of this young individuals being.
If you do have the privilege to meet her in person, you will immediately know why she is the “SUNFLOWER” in our lives!