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Lady Dedicates her Master’s Degree To Mom Who Bagged PhD at 50 despite health issues

South African Lady, Portia Lehasa who just bagged her Master of Commerce in Accountancy from North West University (NWU), has dedicated everything to her educated mother that inspired her. 

Portia Lehasa said she was inspired to pursue her master’s by her mom, who bagged her Ph.D. at the age of 50 while battling several health issues.

In a post on LinkedIn, Portia shared beautiful snaps of herself and her mother in their academic attire and shared a moving story:

Master of Commerce in Accountancy officially conferred! Glory to God! Mamma, this one is for you!

“My Mother obtained a Ph.D. in her 50s while suffering from major health challenges, what an inspiration you are to me Mamma, thank you for always encouraging me when I felt like giving up, you are proof that with God all things are possible and that if you don’t give up in life and you continue to persevere, things will work out.”

“A big Thank you to my family for their love & support.”

“Lastly, thank you to my amazing Study Leaders,Supervisor: Prof Rikus de Villiers CA(SA) & Co-Supervisor: Prof Herman Viviers PhD CA(SA) for virtually pushing me and encouraging me throughout the Lockdown, may God bless you both. “

“I am taking this moment to give all the Glory to God, this is all by His grace! I’m reminded to always remember the promise of Romans 8:28. God has proven time and time again that He really WILL work ALL things out together for our good. “

“I encourage you to continue to pray, believe, work hard and trust in Him, He has a perfect plan for your life and future.”

“Thank you to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!”

The brilliant accountant also thanked her family and research supervisors for their support along her journey. She wrote:

“I am taking this moment to give all the Glory to God; this is all by His grace! I encourage you to continue to pray, believe, work hard and trust in Him; He has a perfect plan for your life and future.”

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Social media users congratulate master’s graduate LinkedIn users commended her and her family, below are some we compiled from the post;

 Anza Neswiswi : ” You truly deserve it.  Indeed perseverance pays off well. What a topic, relevant and intriguing 🎉Congratulations💯”

Princess 👸🏽 Zoe Muthapuli: “Wow!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥 I love this!!! & the fact that your entire family believes so so much in the power of education & knowledge.🤌🏽🔥 love it!!!❤️👩🏽‍🎓👩🏽‍🎓 congratulations queen!!”

Athule Ngqalakwezi: “Awww Sis, I am super happy for you😃😘😘 (im literally smiling from ear to ear)…A big congratulations to you!❤❤.. Glory to GOD…. “

Gloria Sithole: “Congratulations 🥳, well done 👏🏽. Be proud, you have made your parents proud. Go out & be great 😊👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽”

Malo Jansen: “Congratulations Portia!! This is a well deserved accomplishment. Mamma (Mme Norma)  is such a powerhouse and an inspiration to most of us. All the best with all your future endeavors dear!!!”

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