I was astounded to see the number of handicapped children

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Sunday 20 August 2017 started as all Sunday's should, slow and laid back with a leisurely drive to Cape Town Stadium. That changed as the morning progressed.

Soon after 8am manual work started, first helping other stall holders erecting their stands and then assisting setting up Rotary Tygerberg's ice cream stand. Looked simple and easy to man such a stand.

Just after 10am the doors opened and the first contingent of physically and mentally handicapped clients arrived. The first ice cream cones very rapidly filled and even more rapidly handed out.

The rest was a blur, open ice cream tubs, load ice cream cones, fill cones with ice cream, hand to dispatch in fast speed. We were four makers, two servers and one helper and at times we could not keep pace.

On the odd occasion when I took a break and looked around, I was astounded to see the number of handicapped children that fill our world and the varying degrees of their disabilities. Their minders are very special and dedicated persons for whom I have great respect. I was emotionally dumb struck by what I was seeing and experiencing, tears welled up in my eyes as I let the experience fill my soul.