Hard work pays off for UKZN graduate with a rare medical condition

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Mikyle David.
Mikyle David.

Despite facing numerous challenges, a 23-year-old University of KwaZulu-Natal PhD student not only completed his Master’s degree in Medical Sciences summa cum laude, but also did it in a year.

Life has not been easy for Mikyle David ever since he was diagnosed with a condition causing an abnormality in the formation of his tibia and fibia (two long bones in the lower leg).

He was also born with a cleft hand — without two fingers on his right hand. His parents were faced with the difficult choice of amputating both his legs or placing him in a wheelchair for life.

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