Six-year-old Lesray van Zyl of Klawer will have the opportunity to engage in contact sport and other activities, thanks to Tygerberg Academic Hospital’s Smile Week.

He will undergo surgery to repair a rare and debilitating condition where his skull does not completely cover his brain, leaving it vulnerable to external trauma. Today, surgeons will kick off the Tygerberg Academic Hospital Smile Week, supported by Big Shoe – a German NGO dedicated to raising funds for children in need of reconstructive surgery in Africa.