Heinrich & Chanel

Heinrich & Chanel's engagement session are so special and close to my heart.

 

I've done this engagement shoot 1 month before Heinrich and Chanel's lives changed due to an accident.

 

On the 24th of January 2015 Heinrich's life changed in an instant. Former provincial rugby player, Ollie Terblanche is paralysed after a rugby injury in 2015 when he broke his neck in a rugby match.  "You will never walk again" was the words of the doctors, but Ollie decided to face this challenge head-on, clinging to his favourite scripture in Hebrews 1.11.

 

He received intense medical intervention, treatment and daily rehabilitation and the couple was married 2 years after his injury.  His body recovered to the point where today, 4 years down the line, he is physically semi-dependent and can walk short distances with his crutches.  He won't be giving up on his goal to walk again, and even to become a conditioning coach and mentor to young sportsmen.

 

Olli developed an absolute love and appreciation for good coffee after his injury, which became a welcome comfort for him during these challenging times.  Little did he know that it would play a crucial role in his life as he became a coffee marketeer.  In May 2019 Ollie was offered the opportunity to start his very own coffee brand.

 

RISE COFFEE CO represents Ollie's refusal to give up on life and to rise above his circumstances, to share life with others, spread hope, serve people, to comfort and to have compassion, and to appreciate everyday with it's blessings - Coffee with a purpose!

 

His dream is to grow his business by living out his love for coffee, financially supporting his family, and to support others like him

 

To find out more about RISE COFFEE CO: http://www.risecoffeeco.co.za

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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