For six years, 32 year old Xolani Luvunu, slept under a bridge in Sunnyside, Tshwane.
While staying on the streets, Luvunu was a drug addict, a bone marrow cancer sufferer and an amputee with only one leg.
A hero without a cape, Hein Venter, found and rescued Luvunu from the streets of Tshwane and even gave him a prosthetic leg. After tremendous help, patience, and care from Venter, Luvunu began a new, drug and cancer free life.
Today Luvunu is a proud marathon runner, completing 42 km on his crutches in the Wally Hayward Marathon.
WATCH: Xolani Luvunu tell his story of triumphant.
Luvunu is now active member of his church, doing motivational talks and has set his sights on the 2018 Comrades Marathon.
Take a listen to how Xolani Luvuno turned his life for the better:
This article first appeared on 702 : Inspirational tale of cancer surviving drug addict who became a marathon runner