Print: Gerry in the Sunday Herald Sun

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“How a boy from the slums of Tanzania was given two new legs – and the chance of a better life – by surgeons, the Children First Foundation and kids from a Melbourne school”.

Brigid O’Connell reports how ‘a human chain of kindness’, stretching from Tanzania’s largest city Dar es Salaam to Australia, has secured Gerry’s ‘chance of a future where he can get a meaningful job and walk proud’…

Publication: Sunday Herald Sun
Date: 20 October 2013
Journalist: Brigid O’Connell
Photographer: Tony Gough

For almost eight months, Brigid and Tony followed Gerry’s journey from surgery to recovery to record the story of his bravery and determination.

Woven into his story is a celebration of the kindness and generosity of people who helped him along the way.

Read Gerry’s inspirational story.