Injured: 16 April 2011, while playing for Augsburg Agricultural Gymnasium. He was 16 at the time and in grade 11.
Following the accident his school, family and close knit farming community rallied around him providing support and encouragement and before long he was back and school, this time in a wheelchair and more than ever determined to complete his schooling and continue his “new normal” and the plans for his future.
Gerhard lives with his parents and has since completed his schooling and is currently studying Computer Science and Math through Unisa. He also somehow still finds the time to help out with coaching the netball team at his old school which is next door to his home.