Herve was born in exile and became a refugee by default. His parents moved to South Africa in 1997 and he has lived there ever since as a refugee. Herve was always a good student and was very much involved in sport.
In their quest for a more stable situation and a permanent home country for Herve, his younger brother William and their parents it was with such joy relief and happiness when France granted them permanent residency.
However on 22nd November 2010 just two days before their departure to France a car hit Herve whilst he was playing football with his friends leaving him paralysed from the neck down. He was moved into an Intensive Care Unit and underwent spinal cord surgery a few days later. He was in hospital for four months before moving to a rehabilitation ward.
Despite the unthinkable the family decided to go ahead with the permanent home country residency opportunity and Herve's mother and brother left for France. His only support in Groote Schuur Hospital read more...