- A beautiful nurse shared her heartbreaking yet inspirational story via social media
- The post struck a chord with South Africans as it attracted nearly 30 000 likes
- She tragically lost her father at the age of 10, but the white family he did garden work for, decided to take her in and funded her studies through the years until graduation
A lovely young nurse shared her touching story via social media and it struck a chord with thousands of South Africans.
Mpume Makhowane explained how her father worked as a gardener for a white family when she was a child.
At the age of ten, tragedy struck as her dad passed away.
Thankfully, the kind family realised the need and decided to help Mpume in the best way possible.
Mpume explained that they took over and funded her school fees - all the way through school and until her nursing studies.
Today, she works as a registered nurse and it's largely due to the role they and her late dad played.
Mpume's story was shared via the #ImStaying Facebook page and went viral as it's attracted a whopping 29 000 likes.
Lelethu Ntoni paid a lovely compliment:
"Sooo much beauty in one person nje."
Ba-right Mbutuma added,
"And the star of this show is you sweetheart. You used that opportunity so well."
Carla du Plessis spoke from a personal encounter with Mpume as she said,
"Wow, you are truly a wonderful & beautiful lady, inside and out. You took such good care of our little one in NNICU. We are so grateful. Thank you."
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