Mpilo's Life Changing Gift!

He had hoped for new set of eyes

By  | Jun 30, 2021, 01:23 PM  | Phumeza Mdabe  | Top of The

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Phumeza Mdabe has been very candid and open about her son Mpilo's journey after surviving cancer. Little 7-year-old Mpilo had his eyes removed after being diagnosed with cancer. Yearly, he has to get new sets of prosthetic eyes and this year he had them fitted 2 months ago.

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Phumeza revealed that she surprised Mpilo with a new cane and he is overjoyed. This after he got his new eyes fitted last month. "Someone (@mpilontsikamdabe) got his new cane and is over the moon," she said, also in disbelief at how grown her 14-year-old daughter is. "Also, this can’t be my 14 year old daughter. They grow up way too fast," she added.

Phumeza shared a picture of both her children looking all excited. Her followers are always left in awe at how Mpilo is always smiling.

Last month, Mpilo got informed by his mom that he would be getting new eyes fitted but he got excited by the possibility of being able to see like everybody else. Unfortunately, his mom had to burst his bubble and with the help of a few tears, Phumeza had to inform him that he would never be able to see again.

"Mpilo is getting new prosthetic eyes fitted soon, he screamed and said, 'I’m gonna see like everyone else.' I had to explain that he will never have vision again while a lump sat in my throat and trying my best for him not to hear me crying. This journey isn’t easy at all," she tweeted.

She thanked the person who gifted Mpilo with the new eyes saying he does not want to be revealed. After tweeting that, Phumeza said she received so much love from people and expressed gratitude. "I just wanted to thank all of you for the messages of hope & love after I shared how excited I was to tell Mpilo he was getting new prosthetic eyes, only to realise he didn’t understand that he will never see again. All went well."

She even told Daily Sun that his school friends always remind him of his condition and that he will never be able to see again.

"He still doesn’t understand why he can’t see," she said. "What makes things worse is that his friends keep reminding him that he’ll never see again and such statements hurt him. I know they don’t mean to hurt him, but children will always be brutally honest. Whenever he comes back with such statements, we constantly assure him he’s special," she added.

“It’s been a difficult journey for all of us, but we’ve learned to adapt. What’s more important is that he has adapted to his condition. In fact, we’ve come to realise his senses are extraordinarily sharp. For example, he can sense things that we can’t sense and can see where we cannot ordinarily see,” she said to the publication.

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