Man marks 27th birthday after doctors said he wouldn’t live past 10

Man marks 27th birthday after doctors said he wouldn’t live past 10

- Lebogang Mokwena took to Twitter to celebrate her brother's 27th birthday

- She said her brother was a special-needs child

- Doctors had even told their family that he wouldn't live past 10 years old

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A young woman based in Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, took to Twitter recently to celebrate her special-needs brother's 27th birthday.

Lebogang Mokwena wrote:

My brother was a special needs child & still is a special needs adult (highly self independent for his condition).
Doctors told my parents he wouldn’t make it past his 10th birthday because he was in & out of hospital. Today we’re celebrating his 27th birthday.

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Lebogang's inspiring post warmed the hearts of thousands of tweeps, Briefly.co.za gathered. It has been liked over 2,700 times and retweeted almost 300 times so far.

Lebogang is a qualified commercial pilot. It emerged in the replies to her post that her brother's name is Thapelo.

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Her followers joined her in wishing her brother a happy birthday.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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