- An uncle, @skhuw, praised his niece on her graduation
- He said she lost her dad at six years old and mom at 12 years old
- She also lost her eyesight at age 21. Despite all this, she has obtained a Bachelor's degree
A proud uncle took to Twitter recently to praise his niece who overcame great odds to graduate from university.
@skhuw posted pictures of himself and his niece at her graduation, Briefly.co.za learned. He accompanied them with the caption:
She lost her father at the of 6, lost her mother at 12, completely lost her eyesight at 21 and today at 25, she graduated with a degree in Social Science from UKZN. Super proud of my niece and her bravery in overcoming all.
The post touched the hearts of many South Africans on Twitter and immediately went viral, racking up 7,300 likes and 1,400 retweets so far.
Tweeps congratulated @skhuw's niece and expressed amazement that she overcame such great challenges. They referred to her as an inspiration.
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