13-year-old disabled girl whose mom carried her around finally gets a wheelchair

13-year-old disabled girl whose mom carried her around finally gets a wheelchair

  • 13-year-old Yamkela Mafiyane is overcome with happiness after a Good Samaritan donated a wheelchair
  • Briefly News previously reported on Mafiyane's circumstances, which saw her mom carrying her around because of the disability
  • The anonymous donor also gave the family food vouchers, the excited mom revealed

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In just over a month since we published the sad story of 13-yeat-old Yamkela Mafiyane from just outside of Mthatha who suffers a rare condition that left her lower limbs dysfunctional, a kind person reached out to help by donating a wheelchair.

Overjoyed Yamkela Mafiyane, 13, Finally receives her Wheelchair
Yamkela Mafiyane, 13, finally received a wheelchair after a Good Samaritan opened their heart and wallet. Photos: Supplied
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Leading up to the delivery of the wheelchair this week, the family's anonymous donor also helped with two grocery vouchers to the value of R2 000 each. The donor requested to remain anonymous but her amazing kindness will never go unappreciated.

The wheelchair was sent through a courier service into the family's homestead in Mthatha with Yamkela's mom over the moon rejoicing as the days of pushing her disabled daughter in a plastic washing tub are over.

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"I have never thought that this would happen for me, I have no words on how I can thank the person who donated."

These are words of Buyiswa Mafiyane expressing her happiness:

"Bendingubani mna bawo, ndibulela kulo sisi onobubele kangaka."

Telling YEN.com.gh how the wheelchair will help her daughter, Yamkela will now be able to move around the yard with the new wheelchair, which she can push herself. It is safe because it has a safety belt so she will not fall out.

For Yamkela to be able to receive the wheelchair so quickly after her mother was devastated with her situation, means a new dawn for the family as she will be to at least leave her with other kids; life will be better.

According to the donor, as she describes the wheelchair, she says it's custom-designed for Yamkela's body size and her condition.

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With it, she will be able to comfortably move around the house and she can get to the TV and the fridge. The wheelchair is made for her to be able to move and do a few things without anyone's help but under supervision.

The anonymous donor said:

"This will wheelchair will change the young girl's life for the better and for the greater into her own personal growth."

In another inspiring story, Cassper Nyovest donated R150 000 to assist a young lady who appealed to social media users for help.

She suffers from cystic fibrosis and needs a lung transplant. Nyovest had called on people to help Nompilo Dlamini. She responded by thanking him for mobilising his friends and fans to help her.

Cassper is leading the way and showing leadership by donating money towards the Go Fund Me campaign.

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