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Gaynor Young

Gaynor Young is the face behind the blog 'ear 'ear!. Gaynor is the actress who 'Plunged to Fame' falling 18 metres down an unguarded lift shaft whilst taking the lead in a production of Camelots being staged at the State Theatre in Pretoria. This fall left Gaynor spastic, brain damaged and totally deaf. After 18 years Gaynor is now able to hear again as a result of two cochlear implant operations. Through her weekly blogs about 'life' she inspires and motivates her followers across the globe. In 2013 she was the runner up in the entertainment & lifestyle category of the prestigious SA Blogging Awards. Gaynor can also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@earearblog).

Gaynor Young South Africa

Former Actress Dedicates Award for Exceptional Courage to her Exceptional Mom

On the 8th Jan 2016, I received the following letter from Dawn Lindberg, the Executive Director of the South African Naledi Theatre Awards: Dearest Gaynor, Congratulations...

Gaynor Young on Getting into a State!!!

After my accident, whilst in a coma, Absa, set up an account for me. They generously deposited money into this and let it be...

Sinking Sands!

I placed my foot with sheer terror on what I perceived to be a shifting and sliding mass of gulping sinking sand...and to my...
PJ Powers - the Loved One

The Loved One!

PJ Powers is one of the biggest singing sensations in South Africa. I met Penelope twenty-four years ago, just after my accident. Let me tell...

He who Smiles while Crushing you!

Jacob Zuma’s middle name is “Gedleyihlekisa” which means: “He who smiles while crushing you.” Indeed, South Africa's president certainly seems to be smiling while...