South Africans applaud neurosurgeon for inspiring kids to dream

South Africans applaud neurosurgeon for inspiring kids to dream

- Mzansi social media users have honored a black female neurosurgeon

- A video of her speaking to kids has circulated on social media

- She spread a message of hope and of representation

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A neurosurgeon has been applauded by Mzansi after she spoke to a group of young kids and inspired them to dream. A video of Dr. Coceka Mfundisi speaking at a youth gathering was shared on social media and stirred positive reactions.

The footage was shared by Twitter user Neli_Ngqulana who said:

"I keep watching this video over and over again, Cmfundisi … and I can't even find the words to describe how beautiful it is for our kids to hear and see that they can be neurosurgeons too (neurosurgeons ezithetha isiXhosa even!)… representation matters so much"

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The good doctor responded to the young woman by saying:

"Representation is everything Cc! It makes one see possibilities for themselves! I was also once a snotty nose child in rural areas zase-Ngcobo and it’s important that children know that!"

Other social media users agreed and were proud of seeing more and more black women occupying powerful positions. Twitter user Tessie18 said:

"One of my favorite people is a young Black woman who has a PhD in Nuclear Physics. She is also a slay kween of note. I live for moments that I get to introduce her to young people and children. Representation matters so much"

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While BonganiMaqabuka said:

"Say it once more Sisi, we grew up only learning from the books about many of these careers if you are lucky! Keep up the good work Sisi Coceka; You have no idea how invaluable what you are doing is in spite of that hectic schedule of yours"

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