- Social media users were left inspired by a woman's success story
- The story was shared by her proud daughter
- The daughter explained that her career path was inspired by her mother
A woman took to social media to praise her mother and share her success story. The super mum went from selling sweets on the street to becoming a qualified teacher.
Mohau Cool Mohh Tutubala took to the #ImStaying group to share the inspiring story. She described her mother as having gone through a hard upbringing and ended up selling sweets to support them.
"She started working at a farm school with just matric during those times and when they were about to be phased out."
The determined woman took advantage of the government's help to further her education and eventually graduated as a teacher.
"I am staying because she is the motivation I needed to also become a teacher and now am a DH at my school."
The rags-to-riches story inspired many social media users. Facebook user Mabina Tsheli Ntsheledi said:
"She looks beautiful."
Vicky Maruping said:
"Beautiful words of appreciation Tsala.TRUE MOTHERHOOD!"
Martin Williams said:
"She is awesome and big inspiration for many of us... love this with my all."
Carmen Nel said:
The woman identified as Carmen Y Day said her grandmother, who didn't own a pair of shoes until she was 7, moved her young family from Puerto Rico to Camden, New Jersey, over 40 years ago.
She said she struggled through early life and dropped out of college twice, but she kept persisting.
Carmen said: "I was born the second child to a 17-year-old mother and an incarcerated father. From a young age, I aspired to be a lawyer, a dream my mom left unfulfilled.
"I struggled through early life, was a juvenile delinquent, and 2x college drop-out. Still, I persisted."
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