Man overcomes inability to walk for 4 years and is now self-employed

Man overcomes inability to walk for 4 years and is now self-employed

- 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

PAY ATTENTION: Click "See first" under the "Following" tab to see Briefly News on your newsfeed!

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, 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.

READ ALSO: DJ Black Coffee: World media is spreading false stereotypes about Africa

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.

READ ALSO: Zuma case postponed and moved to Pietermaritzburg high court

South Africans have been sharing their inspirational stories of how they overcame adversity on the popular Metro FM's The Bridge show. 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.

Watch a funny animated video below from our Briefly - South Africa YouTube channel.

Do you have a story to share with us? Inbox us on our Facebook page and we could feature your story.

To stay up to date with the latest news, download our news app on Google Play or iTunes today.


Mailfire view pixel