- Nomfundo Ngcobo is a student nurse who has been juggling her studies and normal nursing work hours
- The young lady shared that she doesn't go home as she's afraid of infecting her parents with Covid-19
- Nomfundo hopes that one day she will be paid for her hard work and is also happy to help her country where she can
Frontline workers are constantly being praised and appreciated for putting their lives on the line to save others. Nomfundo Barbz Ngcobo may be a student nurse but she's also on the frontline at a time when the country needs medical staff the most.
She shared her inspiring story to the #ImStaying group on Facebook recently. Nomfundo said she is working normal nursing shifts while studying. She added that she is also constantly fearing for her life.
The young lady doesn't go home to her family as she fears infecting her elderly parents with the virus.
Read the conclusion of Nomfundo's honest post below:
"I don't get go home and be with my family, in case this is the day I'm taking the virus home to my elderly parents. Nonetheless, #ImStaying because my country needs me, however small my contribution.
"And #Imstaying because one day I'll get paid for it."
Nomfundo's positive attitude in her not so comforting situation touched the hearts of many Stayers. Take a look at some of their responses below:
Alison Norton said:
"That is such dedication and what sparkling lovely eyes you have."
Mieke Coombs wrote:
"Stay strong, be safe, be brave and be blessed girl!"
Kimeshree Moodley commented:
"You are a hero! Thank you for all the sacrifices you have made. Please stay safe."
"I pray for God's protection over you and your colleagues. Your good attitude will take you very far in life."
In other news about Mzansi nurses, Briefly.co.za recently reported on a nurse who helped an 84-year-old patient. Matimba Hlungwani, a nurse at Milpark hospital, received a lot of praise from Mzansi after Tshameleni Malungani shared in Facebook's #ImStaying how he went out of his way to make her elderly dad feel at ease during a difficult hospital stay.
"This young man is the reason I am staying. His name is Matimba Hlungwani, a male nurse at Milpark Hospital. My dad, who is 84 years old, was admitted for the past 3 weeks. Since you can't visit your loved ones during Level 3 to check on them you have to phone.
"Every time when I call to check on my dad I was told my dad doesn't want to be nursed by female nurses but prefers Matimba. This young man will use his airtime to call me and say my dad wants to speak to me as he didn't understand why no one was visiting him."
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