A tribute to Karabo Chirwa, a young life lost

15-year-old Karabo Chirwa has died but her courageous story will certainly not be forgotten.

Our journey with young Karabo began in 2013 when we received a call from her teacher seeking help.

Her mother died when she was the age of three and she was raised by a relative.

Born HIV positive, Karabo suffered from genital warts for most of her life. Her condition caused her a great deal of pain and created discomfort for her in the classroom space.

Professor Elna McIntosh heard her story from The Redi Tlhabi Show and, together with Dr R Newaj, provided Karabo with free medical treatment and support.

WATCH: School teacher Tebogo Menoe, was nominated as a Lead SA hero for her perseverance in helping Karabo.

Through generous contributions from CapeTalk and 702 listeners, Karabo had groceries and medical support for several months.

In late 2014, Karabo’s health started to deteriorate and part of the problem was her living conditions.

Karabo’s doctors determined that further treatment would not be effective if she continued living where she was at the time.

After a lengthy stay in hospital, she was moved to Lambano Sanctuary, a hospice that cares for HIV positive children.

Karabo was very happy at the sanctuary but after some time she was re-admitted to Baragwanath Hospital.

Listen to the full tribute from The Redi Tlhabi Show:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
What do you want done with your body when you die? Burial, cremation or science?

What do you want done with your body when you die? Burial, cremation or science?

Callers on the Eusebius Mckaiser Show discuss whether they want to be buried or cremated.

Signs your jealousy may be getting unhealthy

Signs your jealousy may be getting unhealthy

Managing jealousy has become increasingly important, particularly with the evolving structure of modern relationships says Dr Eve.

Naked Scientist: Why is it that women live longer than men?

Naked Scientist: Why is it that women live longer than men?

Naked Scientist Chris Smith says there is a range of reasons why this may be true.

'The revolution is imminent'

'The revolution is imminent'

Amcu President Joseph Mathunjwa's makes a bold statement and callers on the Eusebius McKaiser Show reflect on Marikana.

[LISTEN] Is it important to ask: how are you?

[LISTEN] Is it important to ask: how are you?

Callers on the open line debate whether it's inappropriate to greet or not.

'We need history that is able to integrate black and white cricket'

'We need history that is able to integrate black and white cricket'

Eusebius McKaiser hosts a discussion about cricket and society with pundits Lewis Manthata and Ashwin Desai.

Popular articles
 In the market for a 2nd hand car? Here are some tips to buy it on a budget!

In the market for a 2nd hand car? Here are some tips to buy it on a budget!

In the car feature, our very own car guy Tumelo Maketekete shares some tips and tricks to buying a car on a R100 000 budget.

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Vigilante mob attacks alleged criminals in Daveyton

Tensions are rife in the East Joburg township as the community attacked and killed criminals.

'Citizens have a right to ask for identification from police during a roadblock'

'Citizens have a right to ask for identification from police during a roadblock'

Major General Michael Mohlala explains the procedure of conducting a roadblock and what to do when you are stopped.

Jacques Pauw: We need more evidence on the 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book

Jacques Pauw: We need more evidence on the 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book

Investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw shares his thoughts on 'The Lost Boys of Bird Island' book.

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

[WATCH] Is it a cow's penis or an udder? Well, this kid thinks it's a penis

Check out the videos, tweets, Facebook posts that have gone viral and why this kid cheered her dad on in the toilet.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.