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The loss and the price paid for Justice

After a lengthy 22 month fight for justice, Ama Wheelies is happy to announce that Mr Ryan Wheeler has been sentenced for an effective 20 years at a Nelspruit court.

Mr Wheeler (pictured below) for all apparent purposes was the most pleasant and helpful person, using the trust to gain access to our bank account on the basis of him helping us, only to rob Ama Wheelies of R37 400.00.

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7 September was the court date and the Department of Justice subpoenaed Barry Botes founder of Ama Wheelies, providing transport to the court and back as witness. Mr Wheeler admitted guilt and the case was postponed as there were several charges against him. On 3 October the secretary of the court phoned informing final outcome and eventual sentence. Mr Wheeler will be locked up for an effective 20 years without parole.

Mr Wheeler is now locked away and cannot rob and steal from other disabled or old persons.

Sadly we could not report the news of this robbery earlier as we feared for the lives of our members while Mr Wheeler was still a free man. Now that he is locked away for a long time, we are happy to report this news and the outcome of the 22 month battle for justice.

As quadriplegics, disabled and without the use of hands to draw money at an ATM. Stuck in a wheelchair it is not easy getting into banks for turnstiles and security doors make it difficult to enter banks, thus we have to appoint and entrust a person to do banking on our behalf. Presently we have trust worthy staff taking good care of us here at Ama Wheelies however Mr Wheeler initially was entrusted and the money stolen our livelihood.

Ama Wheelies have not been deterred and two years we are still hard working. For an able bodied person loosing such a large sum of money life would be difficult; for a disabled person unable to work, unable to recuperate the lost money doubles the effect of the loss. Ama Wheelies are without transport and in trouble battling to pay salaries and make ends meet.

Ama Wheelies need your help. Please help find a sponsor to adopt 2 workers and pay their wages on behalf of Ama Wheelies. We urgently need a sponsor to help pay wages! As persons in wheelchairs we require 24 hour medical care. You will be paying wages of our caregivers Manelisi Mlombo and Collen Thwala and total cost of R3630.00 per month. We are battling without governmental help and need this help for 6 months

Presently we await funding from Lotto and Department of Social development and are in crises praying for help, and need help paying wages for next six months. Any help that the community can provide will be vastly appreciated.

Until next time.

Team Ama Wheelies

Jacaranda FM winners: Day 2

Ama Wheelies in collaboration with Spar are happy to announce the winners of our Jacaranda FM Fax2Email contest for Day 2.

Winners for 10/04/2012 are:

  1. Thembi Skhosana of Cartoon Candy
  2. Magda Duvenhage of  West Evans

Winners receive a R400.00 Spar shopping Vouchers. Congrats and thank you for your support guys!

Reminder:  Tune into JacaradaFM daily, we are giving away 2 x R400.00 Spar vouchers every day until 22 April.

All you need to do to stand in line to win is register for a freefax2email number from Ama Wheelies. It’s fast, easy and free.

The best part is that for every fax you receive, Telkom donates 20c towards the AmaWheelies Quad home.  So what are you waiting for, get your free fax2email number today. We earn money when you receive faxes and you can win Spar shopping vouchers for registering.

More winners announced tomorrow.

Team AmaWheelies

Upcoming Ama Wheelies Events

Team Ama Wheelies is hard at work preparing for our exciting upcoming events. Below please see details pf the planned events. Friends of Ama Wheelies interested in attending or helping out at any of the events listed below are welcome to make contact. We need all the help and support we can get and thank everyone in advance for their support. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events.

Long Tom Marathon
31 March 2012 at 08:00 AM

We will be manning stand number 10 at Long Tom Marathon on 31 March 2012 and already entered; please help recover expenses. Do remember the great event last year as attached photos! This year we will have disabled athlete Amos representing Ama Wheelies in his racing wheelchair and Anita Viljoen specialist walker walking the race representing us!

Jacaranda 94.2FM Radio Advertising
26 March 2012 at 08:00 AM

26 March – 6 April 2012 we will be on the air, 8 slots per day, for two (2) weeks. Free Jacaranda radio advertising to promote our Fax2Email project. Tune in to Jacaranda FM on 94.2 FM and show your support towards our project. A huge thank you in advance to Jacaranda FM for their support, you guys rock!

Communication Training
24 April 2012 at 08:00 AM

We are preparing hard for our first certified communication training course scheduled 24 – 27 April 2012 with 20 Ama Wheelies members receiving training and 3G Smart phones donated by Nokia. Thank you to Nokia Connects for the support. More news to follow shortly.

Ricky Farber Live in Concert
12 May 2012 at 09:00 AM

On 12 May 2012 Ricky Farber will sing in concert as Ama Wheelies fundraiser.

Win a Nokia N9

How to enter & win a Nokia N9:

1. Click here and Donate R20.00 towards Ama Wheelies. (1 entry for every R20.00 / $3 donated) Remember to include your full name, surname and email address when making the online donation.

2.  Optional - Follow @AmaWheelies and RT this message: “Win a Nokia N9 http://goo.gl/Va5bl #N9competition #AmaWheelies” (1 additional entry for tweeting this)
3. Optional - Blog about this raffle & share the link via @Amawheelies via twitter. (5 entries per blog post)



2 x Nokia N9 handsets are up for grabs. 1 handset per winner.



1. You can enter as many times as you like.
2. Draw will be done using the software tool at http://www.random.org/
3. Draw will only take place once we reach our goal of R20000.00 raised.
4. Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
5. Prize will be delivered via DHL or other suitable courier. Courier fee is kindly sponsored by Nokia South Africa.
6.  All applicable taxes are for the winners account.
7. This raffle is void in countries were such raffles are not legal. Please check your local laws before entering.
8. You must be 18 years old to enter.
9. Anyone who makes a donation of R20.00 and who is eligible to enter according to these terms can win.
10. Winners agree to have their image published on this blog.

It’s fast and easy to enter and 100% of funds raised will benefit the Quadriplegics of Ama Wheelies. So what are you waiting for. Enter today!

Ama Wheelies blog goes mobile

Ama Wheelies is happy to announce that our blog is now available as an easy to use mobile app for Nokia devices.

This means you can now follow our latest news from the palm of your hand on your Nokia smartphone. The application is free to download from the Nokia Ovi Store. We invite you all to take our new blog for a test drive. Please let us know what you think.

To download our app Search for ‘Ama Wheelies’ in Ovi store or point your mobile browser here: http://store.ovi.com/content/143343