- A young student has shared his story on social media
- He grew up in poverty and had kind people helping his along the way
- He took to social media to thank all those who contributed to his journey
A medical student from rural KZN has taken to social media to thank a man that helped him get through the difficulties of poverty while studying. He also thanked his former teachers who were instrumental in helping him apply to university
Lindelani Sithole shared his story on the Facebook group "ImStaying". He grew up on poverty in Mooi River and was forced to age faster than his age mates due to circumstances at home. His mother and grandparents were frequently sick and he had to take care of them. His grandfather had passed away by the time he was in matric. After successfully completing the year, he required money to apply to university but he did not have it. He approached his teachers, Miss Mnike and Miss Magubane who happily paid the R500 for him.
He enrolled into the institution but was now stressed about tuition fees. He could not afford to buy books or food either. A man named Gavin Saville came to his assistance and provided him with everything from books to clothes. He even bought him a laptop and the sthetoscope he uses to this day.
Today Lindelani is a fourth year medical student doing his clinical years. He wanted to share his story to show that South Africa was not a bad place and there are people with good hearts.
He thanked Gavin and all the people who have helped him on his journey to success. Social media users were encouraged by the wonderful story. Facebook user Penelope Lynne Dudley said:
"That’s my Gavin Saville, kindness overflows with you & that’s why I hang with you b’coz you share my love of our country and find a way to make peoples lives better - I see you & I see this young mans life that you changed & with his admirable determination he too will uplift others. I love that #ImStaying with you guys"
Karin Greenberg said:
"Fantastic to hear how well you have achieved and that so many people believed in you. Well done and may life be happy and positive"
Mandisa Jones Ka Ntuli said:
"Beautiful and inspiring story..may God continue to bless both of you"
Siboniso Sizoh Mnikathi said:
"Thank you for sharing this story brother . Stories like this makes us strong and keep pushing no matter what"
Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!