There is more to Willie than meets the eye. He started running marathons competitively when he first joined SAPS. Now, as a member of Positive Heroes’ Ultra-Marathon team, Willie has taken part in several ultra-marathons, such as the Two Oceans, Comrades, Voet van Afrika, PPC and the Wynland marathons. Over the years, Willie has amassed an impressive collection of medals, varying from Bronze to Gold.
“Every single day, there is someone that asks me: ‘How’s it going with you Willie. How are things?’. And I can honestly tell them, ‘It’s going very well with me, thank you.’ Because my exercise keeps me on top of things. Keeps me healthy. Keeps my spirits up.”
An indomitable man, with an indomitable spirit. Willie is determined and works hard to make his dreams a reality. His endlessly positive attitude towards life is an inspiration to anyone affected or infected with the virus: “Now I am that one person who goes to visit. Now I am the person that offers support. Now I am a Positive Hero.”