It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Nompilo Tengetile Dlamini, a remarkable 29-year-old woman from Eswatini, who inspired many with her extraordinary courage and positivity while battling a life-threatening lung disease.
The Inspiring Journey of Nompilo Dlamini
Nompilo was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) at the tender age of 10, a rare genetic disorder that inflicts severe damage on the lungs and other vital organs. Despite the challenges, she remained strong, determined, and positive throughout her life.
A Fighter and Advocate
Nompilo carried her ventilator with her everywhere she went, including in her social media videos. She was not only a fighter but also a nursery school teacher and a vlogger, using her platform to raise awareness about CF and inspire others facing similar challenges.
An Appeal for a New Lease of Life
To survive, Nompilo desperately needed a lung transplant, an endeavor estimated to cost R2 million. She reached out to the public for support, and her plea received immense generosity from many individuals, including renowned rapper Cassper Nyovest, who contributed R150,000 to her cause and rallied support.
Overcoming Cyberbullying and Negativity
Despite her incredible journey and determination, Nompilo had to confront cyberbullying and skepticism from individuals who doubted her condition. She remained resolute, expressing that she was unafraid of the inevitable and aimed to savor every moment of life while inspiring others in similar circumstances.
A Heartfelt Farewell
Tragically, Nompilo’s journey came to an end, leaving her followers and admirers heartbroken. Social media platforms have been inundated with tributes and condolences, acknowledging her as a warrior and an inspiration.
Nompilo Dlamini’s courageous battle against cystic fibrosis and her unwavering spirit touched the lives of many. She leaves behind a legacy of resilience and hope, reminding us all that even in the face of adversity, one can live life to the fullest.