Gertie Ströh had chicken pox when she was pregnant with her son, André. At the time, the impact of her illness was not expected, but when André was born, there were many complications. He was born with an open pallet and Stickler Syndrome, which also affects his hearing. André has had 32 operations in his life (more than one a year) but, he managed to complete matric.
He’s always been an entrepreneur and together with his family, has spent his life raising funds to pay all his medical bills and treatments. However, the last year has taken its toll on his finances and he’s not making ends meet.