- Mzansi's fitness bunnie, Sbahle Mpisane, acknowledged the day that nearly cost her a life during her car crash a year ago
- Sbahle shared a photo from her graduation, saying she had forgotten what an intellectual woman she was, which made her question her ability to rise above her injuries
- Sbahle opened up about her journey from the accident to now
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Last Friday, 9 August, marked a year since Sbahle Mpisane was involved in her horrific car crash that nearly claimed her life. She ended up spending months in hospital and is now on the road to making a full recovery.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Sbahle lost control of her vehicle during the early hours of 9 August 2018 while driving on Victoria Embankment in Durban. Paramedics had to use the Jaws of Life to free her from the wreckage.
Although it’s been a tough and long journey towards her recovery, Sbahle learnt to push the boundaries to reclaim her life.
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Sbahle took to Instagram on the day to reflect on the day and the journey thus far. She shared that suffering amnesia after the accident almost made her forget that she’s an intellectual woman, which helped her question whether she could rise above her injuries.
"My long period of amnesia almost made me forget that I have brains in my head. My traumatic injuries on both my feet made me question if I can steer myself in any direction I choose. Nonetheless, a few understood and pushed me to additionally reclaim myself and relook at my directions. Not all pieces are together yet but at the end they will be cheek by jowl," she wrote.
Sbahle went on to add a personal note to herself. "Promise me you’ll always remember You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."
The fitness bunnie also shared on Instagram Live that looking back on her graduation day made her very emotional. However, she added that things do turn out for the best for people who made the best out of the way things turned out.
A few weeks ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Sbahle celebrated her first few steps on her own, without her crutches, since the accident.
She took to Instagram to explain that it took her an hour to take those first three steps and that it was extremely painful, but she had made a promise to her mum that she would try and do it for her.
Sbahle described it as a case of mind over matter.
“Our body can withstand almost anything. It’s your mind that needs the convincing. For the past couple of months, without much success, I’ve been attempting to at least take one step. Yesterday, my mum managed to make me take three steps, and it took a whole hour,” she added.
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A week ago, Briefly.co.za reported that Sbahle Mpisane has been going through a lot but she remains a shining beacon of positivity. The fitness bunnie recently showed fans how she spent a day in Richards Bay and even joked about swimming in her wheelchair.
The accident that almost took Sbahle Mpisane’s life nearly a year ago did not break her spirit and that is the reason her entire life has changed. Sbahle gained a whole new perspective on life when she realised that she almost lost everything. Briefly.co.za has seen how Sbahle has made an assertive effort to live every day as if it was her last and to not let anything get her way.
Sbahle has bravely spoken about the traumatic experience and how it has changed her. Mzansi’s fitness beaut has kept her fans in the loop with regards to her new journey. She recently shared the fun day she had in Richards Bay and even joked that swimming with her 'Ferrari wheelchair' would be tricky.
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