Miracle as Sanda beats the odds

2017-09-28 06:00
Gospel singer Lusanda Mcinga and MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela visited Sanda four months ago in hospital.

Gospel singer Lusanda Mcinga and MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela visited Sanda four months ago in hospital.

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It’s a miracle!

That’s the only way to describe the amazing recovery of 11-year-old Sanda Matshayana.

The boy from Mfuleni in Khayelitsha was given just a few months to live after suffering from short bowel syndrome. He had only 26% of his intestines left.

But now he is dancing in the streets of his kasi, dreaming of going back to school and getting a guitar to sing with his gospel idol, Lusanda Mcinga.

It was while in his hospital bed that Sanda made a wish list of things he wanted to do before he died – his number one wish being to meet Mcinga.

When Western Cape Human Settlements MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela heard about Sanda, he decided to help.

He paid for Lusanda’s trip to visit Sanda at the Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands, Cape Town.

The story was published in the DaiSun’s front page on 31 May and when Mzansi people read it, they started praying.

Sanda told City Vision : “I never lost hope when doctors said I didn’t have much time left to live.

“I believe Lusanda saved my life when she prayed for me in hospital. The MEC also prayed for a miracle and then lots of other people started praying.”

Another one of Sando’s dying wishes was to go to his home town of Mthatha in the Eastern Cape.

He was transferred and treated by doctors at Life Beacon Bay Hospital in East London in June. When he was discharged he went back to Mthatha.

Since his return to Cape Town in September, he hasn’t needed to visit a doctor at all.

“I don’t feel pain anymore. I don’t have pipes in my stomach. I’m free. I’m happy. My new dream is to go back to school, get a guitar and sing with Lusanda,” he said.

Lusanda said: “God helped Sanda. I prayed for his life. I would like to teach him to play guitar and sing with him.”

His mum, Khayakazi Titus, said people all over the world prayed for Sanda after his story was published in City Vision.

“I am so happy for my son. He is alive and he is happy!”

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