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OHS Recovery and Surfing

Hi Greg,Just had OHS to stick in an artificial aortic valve….  I found your website and I love your attitude so I was wondering if you could give me some advice.I’m 51 and a keen kitesurfer, surfer and climber..3 weeks post op, I feel my energy returning, I’ve been eating like a horse…In many ways […]

By |August 22nd, 2019|Articles, Testimonials|Comments Off on OHS Recovery and Surfing

Sumbawa on warfarin

Hi Greg,

Hope you had a great trip to Sumbawa and scored some more amazing waves!  Your email was exactly what I needed prior to my surgery.  I’m 8 days post-op and feeling great.  I’m still in Cleveland, Ohio, but can’t wait to get back to San Diego to my normal routine.  All went well with […]

By |July 27th, 2019|Testimonials|Comments Off on Sumbawa on warfarin

Greg Bertish – speaker profile

By |May 22nd, 2019|Articles, Speaker|Comments Off on Greg Bertish – speaker profile

School Talk At Rondebosch Boys Primary School | November 2018

Dear Greg
A big thank you for speaking to our boys on Tuesday. I thought that your presentation was excellent and your message is one that we can all reflect on and take to heart. I have received so much positive feedback from boys and staff.
Cara, thank you too for organising everything so efficiently.
Thank you once […]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Testimonials|Comments Off on School Talk At Rondebosch Boys Primary School | November 2018

Zeekoevlei Yacht Club | Movie Night

By |November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Zeekoevlei Yacht Club | Movie Night

Cape Talk Interview | Lead SA | With Pippa Hudson

Interview with Pippa Hudson on Cape Talk Radio:  

By |October 24th, 2018|Articles, Media|Comments Off on Cape Talk Interview | Lead SA | With Pippa Hudson

Cape Town’s ‘Sharkboy’ To Take On Ocean At Charity Race | News24

Article By News24.

Paralympian Achmat “Sharkboy” Hassiem will be among the participants in the Great Optimist Race that will take place at the V&A Waterfront on October 20.

The race was the brainchild of Greg Bertish, 47, founder of The Little Optimist Trust, a public benefit organisation aiming to inspire and help children in hospital through teaching […]

By |October 20th, 2018|Articles, Media|Comments Off on Cape Town’s ‘Sharkboy’ To Take On Ocean At Charity Race | News24

Survivors Set To Take On Great Optimist Race | Cape Argus

Featured article in the Cape Argus this week 🙂

By |October 20th, 2018|Articles, Media|Comments Off on Survivors Set To Take On Great Optimist Race | Cape Argus

Local Celebs And Medical Survivors To Face Off In A Sailing Race Around CT’s Waterfront

Article by The South Africa

The race will see 40 Little Optimists navigating the waters at the foot of the iconic Table Mountain, with celebrities, corporates, charities and medical survivors on board.

The project is the brainchild of big wave surfer and charity campaigner Greg Bertish, who himself survived two open-heart surgeries and spent 200 days in […]

By |October 17th, 2018|Articles, Media|Comments Off on Local Celebs And Medical Survivors To Face Off In A Sailing Race Around CT’s Waterfront

Meet Our Optimists Who Are Racing For Charity

Say hello to our local celebs, our captains of the industries and our brave survivors!  Meet the team who will be going head to tail at the first annual Great Optimist Race to raise funds for sick and needy kids.

By |October 17th, 2018|Articles, Media|Comments Off on Meet Our Optimists Who Are Racing For Charity