- A young lady has shared her story of helping an elderly lady with Covid-19 after she passed out at a store
- Xolelani Sibanda aided the elderly woman by calling both an ambulance and the woman's daughter
- Unfortunately, Xolelani contracted the coronavirus but she recently tested negative and shared the story to Facebook group, #ImStaying
A selfless young woman risked her own life to save an elderly woman. Xolelani Sibanda shared her inspiring story to Facebook group, #ImStaying recently. A breast cancer sufferer, Xolelani helped an elderly woman who fainted at a grocery store.
Xolelani said people had stepped aside when the elderly lady passed out as they feared contracting Covid-19. Without hesitation, Xolelani checked the elderly lady's pulse and proceeded to phone an ambulance before contacting the lady's daughter.
A couple of days later, Xolelani did not feel well and went to the hospital. It was then that she found out she had contracted the virus. Xolelani is on radiation treatment for her breast cancer so she would be considered a high-risk patient. However, she still said it was worth saving the elderly lady's life.
Xolelani's post read:
"Hello, Stayers. Three weeks ago I went to the mall to get my sons nappies and milk. While I was in Shoprite waiting to pay, an elderly lady in front of me just fell down and everyone moved away from the lady. I knelt down to see if she was still breathing, and yes she had a pulse. The security and staff of Shoprite just stood there with the crowd saying its Covid-19. I didn't care if its Covid-19 or not because the lady needed help.
"I called the ambulance but and waited for it to come. I took her handbag and found a phone and luckily it had no password. Found her daughter's number and I called her to let her know her mom is in hospital and she should come to meet me to take the handbag. I even forgot the milk and nappies and went home.
"After two days I started feeling sick and went to the hospital. I tested positive for Covid-19. The elderly lady is out of ICU and recovering well from Covid-19. Though I contracted Covid-19 it was worth it because I saved her life. Yesterday I got my results and I'm negative. I was scared since I'm on radiation treatment for breast cancer but I always prayed for healing and for this I'm staying."
Stayers shared messages of pride with the young lady to thank her for her selfless act.
Mabel Chauke wrote:
"Well done koti, may the good Lord shower you with more and more blessings."
Marie Velthuizen said:
"Thank you. Bless you for what you did."
Mamtshengu Mhlakaza commented:
"Wow, God bless you."
In other news about selfless acts, Briefly.co.za previously reported on a kind engineer who helped a guard with a lift and bagged a project worth millions. Whether you call it random acts of kindness, paying it forward or good deeds, they are very powerful and there are many benefits to doing good things.
Some of these benefits may be very obvious to you, while you may not be expecting some of the others, just like one Lewis Ndichu, CEO and Chairman of Lewison Holdings. In a heart-warming Facebook post on Monday, September 7, the CEO of the engineering company recalled how his selfless act to a security guard landed him a multi-million project.
For motorists using this road, it is not an unusual occurrence to find security guards from UN offices and other residences flagging vehicles with the hopes of getting a lift during rush hours. However, it is usual to see many motorists snub them but Ndichu picked a habit of aiding most of them on his way back home.
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