Safari shows his true colours

Inspirational young Kenyan burns victim Safari Kimanzi has shown where his heart lies when it comes to Australian football, by donning the Yellow and Navy for Gosford's annual Christmas parade.

Inspirational young Kenyan burns victim Safari Kimanzi has shown where his heart lies when it comes to Australian football, by donning the Yellow and Navy for Gosford's annual Christmas parade.

Safari, now 16, won the hearts of the Central Coast community when he first arrived in the region back in 2001, while he was being treated at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for serious burns.

Back on the Central Coast this week as he continues his rehabilitation, Safari was a guest of honour of Gosford City Mayor Chris Holstein, and the Mariners, at Friday's nil-all draw against Perth Glory at Bluetongue Stadium.

Safari was then the star of the show, in Gosford's annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, where he was proudly sporting his new Mariners jersey.

Safari will also be appearing on Channel Nine's reunion special of the Hospital show which brought Safari's plight to the attention of millions of Australians RPA, in a special entitled RPA: Where are they Now.

The host family Safari first stayed with on the Coast is currently in Kenya seeking a medical visa, to allow him to remain in australia for a delicate operation to replace his left ear.

To find out more about Safari's journey, and how you can help, visit www.safariappeal.com