Mobeni Heights student envisions a bright future after cornea transplant

Priyanka Govender is hoping that the community will support her and help her make her dreams a reality.

A 19-year-old Mobeni Heights UKZN student, who underwent a cornea transplant in 2014, is appealing to members of the community to help fund her studies.

Geography and environmental management student, Priyanka Govender was diagnosed with a rare eye disease called Keratoconus at the age of 15.

She was able to undergo surgery in India thanks to the generous support received from the community. At the time, the passionate pupil was blind in one eye and was on the verge of losing sight in the other.

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Govender said, “After my sight was restored, it gave me hope. I am passionate about Earth studies and I am a very dedicated student. My family is financially restrained to fund my studies. I have so much of passion but no finance to make my dream a reality.”

The youngster hopes to become a successful geologist and believes that her family is her biggest support system. For more information or to assist the dedicated student, contact her mother, Vijay Govender on 084-351-3081.

Bianca Lalbahadur

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