- A teenager with a serious illness has asked to meet President Ramaphosa
- She wants to ask him a list of questions
- The questions range from politics to healthcare
A teenage girl with a terminal illness has just one wish; to meet Cyril Ramaphosa. The 17-year-old isn't interested in a selfie or handshake though, she wants to ask him some questions.
She is known only as Kelopilwe to protect her identity. Kelopilwe hails from Bloemfontein and loves politics. According to Reach for a Dream Foundation CEO Julia Sotirianakos, she also has a liking for typical teenage girl things.
The foundation's main purpose is to make the dreams of children living with life-threatening illnesses come true.
While many of Kelopilwe's questions are political, other questions are more personal. She wants to know if the president prefers a Benz or a Beemer. She is also curious about what his favourite Bible story is. The eager young lady has even prepared two pages of such questions for him.
Reach for a Dream deals with more than 1000 individual children per year. Ramaphosa is known to respond to his fans. A little girl, who signed her letter off as "Daisy in East London", wrote a special letter to the South African head of state, asking if girls can be presidents. Her letter was widely-circulated on social media and it even gathered a response from the Mr President himself. Hopefully Kelopilwe will join the list of many others who were able to have their dreams brought to life.
Meanwhile Briefly.co.za previously reported the abundance of celebrities who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and do their part to rake in funds for charity. We looked at four examples of the country’s humbling stars who do their part for their country.
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