In celebration of Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 10, Q ASA asked its members to share why their mothers were so important to them. You voted and here is the winner. Congratulations to mother Ntombi Mlambo. This is what Mthobeli Mlambo wrote:
“I grew up with a permanent disability (known as osteogenesis impefecta or brittle bones). This means that I could not walk since birth as my bones were extremely fragile. The doctors and physiotherapists advised my mother to be [my sole caregiver] as she is trained on how to assist me on a daily basis.
“She had to quit her job to be a full-time caretaker. This during a difficult period when my dad had just passed away and there was no source of income. She managed to enrol me in school until matric through doing odd jobs. “Today I am a young adult thanks to her. Winning a voucher will be a great Mother’s Day gift as she’s still struggling.”