Make Marayke Mobile:Wheelchair accessible van fundraiser

Marayke is fundraising for a wheelchair accessible van which she can drive from her motorised wheelchair independently after suffering a debilitating overuse injury to her upper body which forced her to retire from sport and has left her largely trapped at home.

There are 2 ways you can help



(You will be taken to an external page  as tax-deductible donations are being taken by charity sunshine butterflies on Marayke’s behalf)


2 Purchase amazing Products & experiences through our crowd funding campaign with all money raised helping to Make Marayke Mobile

  •  Marayke’s Autobiography:Comeback Dream
  • Motivational speech or goal setting workshop by Marayke,
  • Corporate sponsorship package of the campaign bring fantastic media and online exposure for your business
  • Inspirational Posters & desktop screensavers designed by Marayke

Click the blue box  below to view and purchase items.

Marayke Jonkers, 33, is a retired Paralympic medal winning swimmer, paratriathlete and founder of Sporting Dreams, a grants program which helps athletes with disabilities. Unfortunately after 20 years as an elite athlete Marayke has been diagnosed with an overuse injury to her arms and now not only lives in extreme pain but requires a modified van to drive while still in her motorised wheelchair, as she is unable to propel a manual wheelchair and transport it in her current vehicle.

Imagine going from being so strong you can lift your body weight with one hand to being so weak you drop a piece of toast, and not only that being forced to stay at home because you cannot afford a suitable mode of transportation.

Imagine if every time you went to work you became bedridden in agony for up to a month because you had to use inappropriate transport – this is a reality for Marayke now as when she travels to every motivational speaking job she is required to go in a car or maxi taxi and causes her extreme discomfort.

Yet Marayke remains motivated to continue working and contributing to the community. She has overcome so many obstacles through the thoracic outlet syndrome including an inability to type or use the mouse by now using voice dictation to control her computer so that she can continue her role as a motivational speaker, sharing her journey to becoming a Paralympian in the hope it inspires others to chase their dreams.

Your support and kind donations are greatly appreciated and will make a huge difference in Marayke’s life and what she can continue to achieve. Thank You!

 URGENT: we only have until November before our Government sanction to fundraise expires- so we need sufficient funds to order the vehicle modifications by then


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Marayke’s Autobiography : Unstoppable Dreams

Release Date december 2015



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Be the first to purchase Marayke’s upcoming autobiography  and you get THREE BONUSES:

  1. A free copy of the ebook
  2. AND a personally autographed copy of the book.
  3. Save $10 off the recommended sales price of $39.95 by pre purchasing now



To read More about Marayke’s injury and the car she needs please click here