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Brandon Menezes

Brandon Menezes (born 6 June 2000) is a South African athlete who ran in the T42 class. He is a double above knee amputee. He is currently matriculating High school Dr. E.G. Jansen on the east rand of Johannesburg.
Brandon was born in Germiston. He was born with Diastrophic Dysplasia (dwarfism) His lower legs were mostly affected by this growth disorder.
Brandon participated in the 2013 Nedbank National Sport for Physically Disabled SA and took 1st place in the 100m & 200m.
In 2014 he took Gold for Long jump and silver for 100m at the Nedbank National Championships for physically disabled, SA’s, held in Stellenbosch.
In 2015 he ran a B Qualifying time of 33.75sec in the 200m final. He won 4 silver medals for 100m, Long Jump, Javelin and 200m.
He was 1 of 5 athletes that was chosen to represent South Africa at International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) Junior 2015 in Netherlands where he won Bronze in 200m. He also competed in the 100m,Long Jump and Javelin.
Brandon was also chosen to serve on the Leadership Board for High School Dr EG Jansen. His dream is to work for Toyota SA after school.
He does motivational talks at schools on the east rand and encourages others to use their talents. "Be thankful for what you do have, instead of complaining about the things you don't have."
Brandon's Geniums are due for a service and some repairs. R135'000 will get him back on his knees. Support him & keep him mobile to finish his matric with dignity.