- A young woman recently took to Facebook to gush over her life after she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child
- Doctors had previously predicted that she wouldn't live past 18 years old
- Facebookers took to the comment section to share supportive messages with her
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A young woman called Adam Siya recently took to Facebook page ImStaying to share how grateful she is for her life. This after she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after birth, a condition caused by injury to the brain, either during or after the birthing process.
"It is a special day for me because I was born with cerebral palsy. I started walking at the age of three years old. My parents took me to many doctors when I was young, and one of those doctors told my parents that I would die before the age of 18," she wrote.
She then goes on to explain how despite being told she wouldn't live long, she has not only surpassed eighteen but also achieved many other unbelievable things such as going to university, becoming a public speaker and writing poetry.
"That doctor was wrong, because now I am 23 years old. My parents chose not to send me to a special school with only disabled learners. It was a struggle sometimes, I was teased a couple of times, I was slower than the other learners, I struggled to fit in sometimes.
"But not all was bad, I got to do some of the things I love. I played hockey, I played chess, I did art, I played drums, I did public speaking. Now I study marketing and I love to write poetry."
She ends of her lengthy post with pictures of herself but not before encouraging others to embrace their differences, chase their dreams and not allow anything or anyone stop them from becoming who they were destined to be.
Briefly.co.za also reported, about a young boy is fast going viral on social media after his life was totally transformed for the better through a series of surgical procedures. In the reports sighted by Briefly.co.za, it is indicated that Mercy Ships, a renowned charity organisation, undertook the procedure at no cost to the young man and his family.
The young gentleman was reportedly taken through different series of delicate and complicated stages of the surgery for the transformation to be completed. Mercy Ships is a global charity that has operated hospital ships in developing nations since 1978 and aided millions of direct beneficiaries.
According to the official biography sighted by Briefly.co.za on the verified Facebook handle of Mercy Ships, they have performed more than 84,477 life-changing operations.
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