- Gugu Molefe has brittle bone disease, which means her bones break easily
- She currently has a manual wheelchair and it's difficult for her to push herself around
- She took to Twitter to make a heartfelt plea for an electronic wheelchair
A young South African lady living with a rare disability has made a heartfelt plea for an electronic wheelchair.
Mpumalanga-based Gugu Molefe has brittle bone disease, Briefly.co.za understands. This means that her bones break easily. In addition, her limbs are short, meaning she has a small physique.
Writing on Twitter, Gugu said she has a manual wheelchair but because of her condition, it's difficult for her to push herself around. She therefore appealed for an electronic wheelchair.
In subsequent tweets, Gugu revealed that she set up a fundraising page on backabuddy.co.za, which can be found here.
On the fundraising page, she writes that an electronic chair would enable her to further her studies and become a radio broadcaster/presenter. She has completed Grade 12.
Gugu has raised around R12,000 of her R40,000 target so far. Twitter users have rallied to help her by retweeting her plea over 12,000 times.
Many of them also pledged to donate and wished her well.
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