There is a lot of debate over how good a coach Peter de Villiers was for the Springboks, but one thing that everyone can agree on is how great a dad he is. He stood by his daughter during all of her chemo sessions.
Peter de Villiers, fondly known as 'Snorre' by many rugby lovers, served South Africa with amazing #DadGoals when it came to light what a dedicated father he is.
His daughter, Odille, was diagnosed with a tumour in the chest in October 2018 and had to get chemotherapy.
For as long as it lasted, Peter was at her side the whole time. He did not miss one session, which normally lasted around 7 hours.
News24 reported that Odille said she'd sometimes sleep during the sessions and he'd just lay with her.
Odille is a Pilates instructor from Paarl and completed her last treatment a few days ago.
After her sessions, she would feel sick and tired, but having her father with her made it better.
But it was wonderful having my dad there with me. He made me strong and it felt as if I had a little bit of home close by.
Briefly.co.za gathered that Odille will have to go for a scan in 3 weeks time to see if the chemotherapy was a success and the tumour destroyed. After that, she'll have regular check-ups.
Peter admitted that it was a tough time, but faith gave everyone strength.
There’s nothing left [of the tumour], everything’s over. I’m positive,” he says, adding the past few months were hard.
But the Lord gave us the strength to get through this. She was at death’s door but her faith gave us all strength.
It is believed that the devoted dad even shaved off his famous moustache to show his support for his daughter, whose hair fell out because of the chemo.
What a dad!
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!