Sibongumenzi MtshaliMbChb Student
Originally from a rural town in KwaZulu-Natal, at the age of eight, Menzi (as she is fondly known), lost her grandmother to sepsis after an arm injury turned septic. Years later, another family member had a psychotic episode and Menzi remembers the family receiving very little support. Consequently, she made the decision to dedicate her life to helping others.
Menzi was paired with mentor Doctor Liana Roodt, who found her calling in changing the lives of breast cancer patients and founded NGO Project Flamingo to help patients get the timely and life saving care they need. Their mutual passion for helping people, and boundless energy to serve others, immediately created a mutual bond during the mentorship experience.