- Musonda Mwilwa has fulfilled her dream of becoming a medical doctor despite negative comments from people towards sickle cell anaemia patients
- The 28-year-old is a sickle cell anaemia survivor whose mother is instrumental to her academic success
- Mwilwa was among the 31 doctors that were recently inducted by Zambia Medical Association at Lusaka Apex Medical University
A 28-year-old sickle cell anaemia survivor Musonda Mwilwa has fulfilled her dream of becoming a medical doctor.
Mwilwa said she had always wished to be a medical doctor even after she was diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia when she was nine months old, Times of Zambia reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the 28-year-old lady was among the 31 doctors that were inducted by Zambia Medical Association at Lusaka Apex Medical University (LAMU) on Thursday, January 30.
According to Mwilwa, whenever she was going through pain, her mother was her source of comfort who assured her that her future was bright and extraordinary.
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She said: “Despite people displaying their negative attitude, I never allowed this negative mindset to stop my ambition of becoming a doctor one day."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that at 14, Dorothy Jean Tillman, a brilliant young teenager who resides in Chicago, is already a graduate with two degrees to her credit.
Tillman received her bachelor's degree from Excelsior College which also graduated a 72-year-old that same day on July 13, 2018, when she was 12 years.
Prior to earning her bachelor’s degree, Tillman had already bagged an associate degree in psychology from the College of Lake County, in Grayslake, at age 10.
Nicknamed Dorothy Genius by her mother, Jemelita Tillman, the precocious student plans to continue her pursuit of levelling up to a master’s degree in environmental engineering, but she'll take some time away from the classroom before she attains another diploma.
She said: "With environmental engineering, it's all about helping people, the environment, and that's just what I love to do, that's what makes me happy."
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