- Nokubonga Sithole has done something truly amazing
- She graduated from university after suffering a paralyzing stroke
- Sithole was determined not to give up and achieved her dream
Nokubonga Sithole suffered a life-altering stroke which left the left side of her body paralyzed. Instead of giving up on her dreams of completing her studies, she returned to university.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
It was the first time ever that university hosted an online virtual graduation ceremony.
Briefly.co.za learned that Sithole was admitted to hospital in 2018 after suffering a stroke, after being treated at the hospital she returned home.
She returned to university the following year. She managed to attend classes with the help of her friends according to TimesLive.
“Sithole not only completed all nine modules but achieved outstanding results,” UKZN said.
She said that she had to work really hard to achieve her dreams:
“It was physically, mentally and emotionally draining but I knew I would get through. I had to do it for my mother — she is a single parent with not much income, yet she provides for the family,” she said.
She plans on pursuing an honours qualification in psychology next:
“I am going for physiotherapy and it is really helping. I know I will be back to my old self soon.”
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that academics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal have been celebrating their graduation.
Briefly.co.za decided to showcase six of those with more than one degree.
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