Thandi* was born in Oshabeni and when her mother passed away she and her brother moved in with her mother's family. Thandi later obtained her Matric and went on to study Tracing Beneficiaries and Business Management. Her own catering business was the highlight of her career but she had to stop working when she became ill.
in 2007 Thandi was diagnosed with RVD and started treatment which helped greatly. Sadly she became wheel-chair bound after a fall in which she damaged her back and shortly thereafter was admitted to the Genesis Care Centre.
According to Thandi, when she arrived at the Care Centre she was unable to move from her bed to her wheelchair but after a short stay, the 31-year-old is now independently wheelchair mobile and has even visited the occupational therapy room where she enjoys doing bead work.
"My dream is to be able to go back to my business because I want to build a house for my brother and myself. I have been taught how to take care of my hygiene needs while at the Care Centre, so I will no longer be a burden to my brother when I am discharged. Thank you to the caring staff at the Genesis Care Centre.
*Thandi is not her actual name
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