- A woman has shared an inspiring story of how she triumphed over a challenge
- She fell pregnant in high school but managed to complete her studies
- The 22-year-old is now studying towards her dream job of becoming a nurse
A woman has shared an amazing story about how she beat the odds to fulfil her calling. After falling pregnant with twins in high school, the young woman did not turn her back on getting an education. She did not give up even after receiving numerous university rejection letters. Today she is studying nursing and ready to serve others.
Thuto Lengau took to the 'ImStaying' group on Facebook to share her story. She fell pregnancy in her matric year in 2015. She refused to let go of her dream to become a nurse, however, and applied to university. She was rejected three times by North West University.
She was forced to study something else while trying to get into the field she wanted. This year, she was finally accepted and is now studying nursing.
"I've come to realise that I don't have testimonies but I am a living testimony. I hope teenage mothers pick up themselves and realise there's more to life than sit in a corner and feel pity for themselves"
The 22-year-old said she was too young to give up in life. She is looking forward to serving her patients in the near future.
Social media users were encouraged by her story. Claire Macfie said:
"You are amazing! Keep on believing in yourself. You will make a fabulous nurse."
Debra Thompson said:
"Well done for your determination. Keep it up."
Cathy Rocher said:
"You’re an example of what can be done by perseverance & having faith in yourself. Well done - you will make an amazing nurse/doctor?? Who knows, skies the limit."
Jacqui van der Helm said:
"RESPECT... from one retired nurse to a new nurse. Good luck and persevere. You've got the passion, caring and tenacity."
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