- Sam More was diagnosed with TB, which then affected his spinal cord
- For 4 years, he was unable to walk
- With the help of his grandmother and son, he overcame it and is now happily self-employed
An inspiring man from Johannesburg, Gauteng, has shared how he overcame a debilitating disability to become happily self-employed.
Sam More shared his experience recently with Metro FM's The Bridge hosts, Dineo Ranaka and Lerato Kganyago, Briefly.co.za gathered.
Writing on Twitter, he said he was diagnosed with tuberculosis in 2012. It affected his spinal cord, thereby hampering his ability to stand and walk on his own.
This disability lasted for four years. Sam said as a result, his friends and loved ones abandoned him and he had to deal with it almost alone.
In a subsequent tweet, he said he even thought of taking his own life as the situation nearly got the better of him.
Fortunately for Sam, his grandmother was there for him and helped him overcome the condition. In addition, his son looked up to him and this gave him strength.
In the end, he recovered and now has his own business. In his Twitter bio, he describes himself as a marketing strategist.
South Africans have been sharing their inspirational stories of how they overcame adversity on the popular Metro FM's The Bridge show.
Briefly.co.za reported recently on the story of Lesego Mabusela. She lost her fiancé just a day before her final university exam but summoned strength to sit for it.
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