Shota and Phumeza reveal the sacrifices made to care for their son

Shota and Phumeza reveal the sacrifices made to care for their son

- Shota Mnqobi and Phumeza Mdabe have revealed the sacrifices they had made to take care of their son, Mpilo

- Mpilo was diagnosed with eye cancer in 2014 and had to undergo surgeries to remove his eyes after he went blind

- The couple had to cut down on luxuries to pay for the never-ending medical bills for prosthetic eyes

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Mzansi singer, Shota Mnqobi and his wife, Phumeza Mdabe, have opened up about the sacrifices they had to make in their lives to take care of their son, Mpilo, who was diagnosed with eye cancer in 2014.

After Mpilo’s diagnosis and losing an eye to the cancer, his parents were faced with a tough decision to remove their son’s other eye as he was not responding to treatment.

According to TshisaLIVE, Shota and Phumeza told Drum magazine in a recent interview that after the surgeries, their son received prosthetic eyes that cost R50 000. They medical bills piled up and the couple had to cut down on luxuries.

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Shota reflected on the experience, admitting it was tough to stay strong at times.

“The house became so heavy. Sometimes I’d feel like turning around and not going home.”

The couple told SowetanLIVE that they stepped back into the limelight after a five-year hiatus and things had become a little easier at home.

Their son, Mpilo, had been in remission for almost three years and was been accepted into Grade R at Holy Family College in Parktown, Johannesburg.

The couple also started a foundation called the Mpilo Foundation, which assists other children who are blind.

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Six months ago, Briefly.co.za reported that actress and prese, and former host of Our Perfect Wedding, Phumeza Mdabe, lives a fairly private life. She's not one to share all the details of her world with the rest of Mzansi. However, she occasionally lets us in and when she does, her relationship with her husband, Mnqobi 'Shota', leaves us inspired.

The couple has been together since forever (more than 10 years if you want to get technical), but their flame is burning as hot and wild as it did in the beginning.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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