- A young man who nearly died has used his experience to motivate others
- He was in a coma for 7 days and medical professionals had declared him brain dead
- He miraculously woke up and is now finishing up his studies
A young man has proven that perseverance can help one overcome any obstacle. After surviving a life-threatening injury, Kalib Missoe has used his experience to inspire and motivate others.
Kalib was injured while playing rugby four years ago and ended up in a coma for a week. He was declared brain dead at the Netcare Kuils River Hospital, but against all odds, he woke up. His grateful mother, Esmaralda believes God was the reason for his recovery.
Today, the Bellville Technical High School pupil is finishing matric and has been given the opportunity to study sports management at a top university in China.
He has also used his experience to inspire others. He gives motivational talks in his community and still contributes to rugby as a referee.
The inspiring Kalib is also a community and youth activist and has mobilised many marches for peace.
Kalib encourages others to never give up no matter what obstacles come in life. He also believes it’s essential that the young respect their elders.
His favourite quote is by US politician Solomon Ortiz: “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.”
He is looking forward to going to study in China and spending the next five years there.
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