Date of birth: 01.07.1963
Scholarship holder since: 01.03.2020

Sagaria Stander was born on 1 July 1963 in George, South Africa.
In April 1984 he became tetraplegic as a result of a car accident. The injury concerned the 4th neck vertebra, and affected both his motor and sensory functions.
Mr Stander spent 7 months in hospital, where he received the necessary medical care and rehabilitation.
Living as a tetraplegic brought an entirely different life with it, and he had to face many different challenges and overcome obstacles.
He lives in a home for people with tetraplegia in Parow, Cape Town. A very good friend, the art teacher Martie Vos-Westraad, encouraged him to paint with his mouth. This took place at the end of 2014 and since then he has been a student in her class.
In his leisure time he enjoys nature, art and music. Painting enables him to express his creativity.

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