Hartbeespoort matriculant, Refilwe Mathibedi was getting ready to study medicine at the Wits university this year but then tragedy struck. Both her parents passed away in January this year and Refilwe’s dreams shattered.
“My dad contracted Covid-19 in December and passed away on 2 January. Nine days later, my mom died of heart failure. I think her heart was broken by my dad’s passing. Suddenly me and my sister were alone,” the brave, but devastated girl said when she collected her excellent matric results from the Hartbeespoort High School on Tuesday. Refilwe is one of the school’s top ten students with distinctions in mathematics, life science, accounting, and life orientation.
“I don’t know now what the future holds, but I am not giving up on my dream. God sometimes work in mysterious ways, I believe there will be a way,” she says.
The course at the University of the Witwatersrand already starts on 1 March, and Medunsa has not yet released a start date.
She has worked hard throughout her high school career with one goal in mind – becoming a doctor. She wants to specialise in possibly neurology. “My parents’ passing was devastating, it is still difficult to comprehend, but one has to carry on.” Currently her grandmother is living with the two girls, but she has to return home soon. “We don’t know what we will do, but luckily we have family. I am positive, I still believe I will be following my dream. I am waiting on a miracle!”
Anyone who would like to assist Refilwe achieving her dream, or would like to give advice, can contact Kormorant on 072 953 0071.