Surfer Girl Overcomes Cancer

The following article was first published in the Mossel Bay Advertiser on Friday 25th March 2016 Awonkamazizi “Zizi” Sonandi, from kwaNonqaba, Mossel Bay, is a lively nine-year old girl who overcame the odds and survived a struggle with cancer, before joining The Surfer Kids NON-Profit Surfing Programme for marginalised youths. Above: Zizi surfing at Diaz Beach, Mossel Bay, September 2015 At the tender young age of five, Zizi was diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town, after a biopsy on her kidneys in June 2012. She was initially admitted to Bayview Hospital, Mossel Bay, in June 2012, to have grommets inserted in her ears, as she was suffering from an e

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