Actor Khaya Dladla has opened up about losing his father while at university and his mother suffering a stroke.
The House Of Zwide actor took to social media to share how far his mother has come on her health journey.
“A lot of people don’t know much about my personal life. I lost my dad doing my final year in varsity and I was left with just this woman who gave me life,” he wrote.
“Last year this time I lost my uncle and on the same day my mom was attacked by a stroke that took her speech away and mobility (couldn’t talk or walk) and I was willing to do and pay any amount to see her gain her normal life again.”
This is when he realized who his real friends and family were.
“That’s when my real family and friends showed who they were because people will never care for you or your loved ones more than you. I was left with about five people in my life who would ask how is she doing? What does she need? How can they help?”
Instead of being offered help, people were asking him for financial assistance.
“Instead people around me were asking for help from me and I still helped while sacrificing my own needs. From money to anything that they wanted or needed,” he says.
“God has been amazing with blessing me with my sister Khanyi Dladla and a brother Mfundo who have been there throughout our journey of helping this amazing woman gain her strength back. Not forgetting her full-time nurse Bonny Mweni and all the therapists who have played a vital role today for my queen to walk and talk again.”
Khaya says his mother is recovering well and he is grateful.
“We still have a long way to go but it’s only the moving forward I’m interested in. God bless your hearts and hands for what you have done for my queen and one day I will be able to thank all of you properly,” he says.
“To every client I am able to invoice, you also played a vital role and investing in what I do because that also financially helped the journey. So don’t stop as you are part of the bigger picture. Ngiyabonga.”
Khaya shared some words of advice to those going through tough times.
“To you going through the same thing or any other difficulties in life, remember that God is there, and this too shall pass. I just wanted to leave this here as it might help someone else not to give up or just appreciate the people who are your constant crutch when walking any journey becomes too much. Love and light to you and your loved ones.”