• “I see no beginning, middle or end to you. Only boundless strength in your endless arms, the moon and sun in your eyes, your own brilliance scorching the universe.” 

    - Bhagavad Gita 
  • “Give up the drop and become the ocean.” 

    - Rumi 
  • ” How wonderful that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” 

    - Anne Frank 
  • “She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” 

    - Elizabeth Edwards 
  • “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny in comparison to what lies within us.” 

    - Ralph Waldo Emerson 
  • “The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” 

    - Victor Frankl 
  • “You can curse the darkness or you could be the one who lights a candle.” 

    - Anonymous 
  • “We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” 

    - T.S Elliot 
  • “Cancer could be cruel and send me into misery, but instead it has been kind and has woven rather than unstitching. If it doesn’t let me feel joy without sadness, at least I am so much less likely to feel sadness without joy.” 

    - Jennifer Berger 
NPC Reg No 2007/002115/08

Dr Liana Roodt

My stories and how Project Flamingo was born are scattered throughout this website and I am so incredibly grateful for where this project is today. If you are curious to learn more about my journey with Project Flamingo, please read the snippets on “Lipstick and World War2” , “The Wine club that gave Project Flamingo wings” and “A Surgeon’s Healing Prayer”.


On a more personal note… I am a 30-something medical doctor currently completing my specialist training as a general surgeon at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, while also working on my Master’s thesis at UCT.

I am an odd combination of a dreamer and doer… Although some people might find this contradictory, I believe that dreaming pushes me toward doing – and in the doing, I always find inspiration for more dreaming.