Bon Jovi concert was really awesome!

2013-05-08 12:38
stuart mcfarlane,bon jovi
Well! Last night's Bon Jovi concert was really awesome! We had a blast! Stu did not know about this surprise until we left for Cape Town. We parked at the Westin Grand...and found a nice parking.

The wheel chair came with and was a HUGE help in Stu's mobility yesterday. I was stress free as well!!! We had a light lunch among very important people at their little restaurant. The Africa Forum is on in Cape Town at the moment and there is police everywhere. After our bite to eat, we then were collected by MAGIC BUS....right in front of the entrance to Westin Grand. How amazing was that?!

All the roads to the ICC are closed because of this Forum but our very professional and super friendly lady driver, Martha, got in! Stu was wheeled to the vehicle, lifted out the chair and seated in less than 10 seconds. Wheel chair was loaded and off we went to the stadium.

All the roads around the stadium were also closed. But Martha pulled her magic, and Stu's wheel chair helped, and got us in at the Stadium and dropped us off in the disabled parking, right in front of the entrance to the stadium. That's not all, an usher from the stadium rushed to assist us and politely took Stu and wheeled him to our seats!

I am so amazed how friendly and helpful everyone was last night. Magic Bus, you guys and girls (Martha) are awesome! Thank you so much. And to the staff at the Stadium last night, thank you for all your help! You guys ran a very big event smoothly and were really helpful. Stu was blown away. All he had to worry about was enjoying his evening!!!!! And he did.

(Stuart McFarlane was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in October 2011 and since May 2012 has had to stop working as a result of the rapid deterioration of his health. This disease causes degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons which leads to muscle weakness and atrophy to the point where patients can no longer control voluntary muscle activity such as walking, talking, swallowing and breathing. There is no cure for Motor Neuron Disease and most sufferers die within 3-5 years of diagnosis. They have set up the Stuart Andrew McFarlane Foundation to help raise funds for him and his family.)

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