Brave: Ill teen writes before transplant

2012-10-23 00:00

A TEENAGER who has been suffering from leukaemia since 2004 was yesterday handed his first matric paper in a hospital isolation ward, by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.

Remember Mashabela (19) of Polokwane is undergoing chemotherapy before getting a bone marrow transplant later this week.

His doctor at the Pretoria East hospital, Dr Andrew McDonald, said he will be monitored daily to determine if he is strong enough to write.

Remember’s mother, Ditlamo Mashabela, said he started matric in 2010, but was too ill to complete his exams. He has passed two subjects and hopes to complete five more. He is also writing a book, Happiness is a choice.

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