Joy celebrates milestone birthday

Wilhelmina Alexander and her daughter, Joy Alexander who celebrated her 21st birthday on Saturday.

It was a joyous occasion when Joy Alexander, from Tafelsig, celebrated her 21st birthday last week.

Joy, who has Down syndrome, underwent two operations when she was just 2 years old to close a hole in her heart.

Her birthday was on Monday June 3 and she celebrated with a party on Saturday June 8 at Lentegeur civic centre.

Her mother, Wilhelmina Alexander, 58, said she wanted to have a special celebration for Joy. “I am proud of her for reaching such a milestone in her life. God has protected her thus far, said Ms Alexander.