Randy Seda has shared the inspiring story of how he is working towards his education and supporting his mom through her stroke recovery.


Pretoria, South Africa – Randy Seda received the shock of a lifetime back in 2017 when his mother suffered a stroke. He was in the middle of his studies. She had to stop working so his sister became the main bread-winner for the family. They were both studying at the time and knew they needed to step up to help at home and complete their studies.

Randy started part-time work to help pay his way. He does tutoring and any other work he can find in-between.

“In 2017 my mother suffered a stroke that caused temporary paralysis to the right-hand side of her body as well as loss of speech and memory. As a result of this, she could no longer work and my sister had to take the role as the breadwinner because my mother is a single parent. She was completing her masters in accounting at WITS at the time while working.”

His studies took a strain as he was spending all his time between university, home and the hospital. His university fees also started stacking up so he set-up a crowdfund to help cover his costs. He then went on to apply for bursaries but was at a loss because he isn’t a South African citizen.

“Then came the Angel Network along with a key sponsor that completely paid off the entire debt. Thus making it possible for me to register in 2018”

“In 2018 I was working part-time as I had to take care of my own living expenditure as well as contribute to help out at home”

Randy was named a golden key student, which is made up of the top 15% of students in their respective degrees. Randy has managed to inspire with his story and raise just over 50% of his fees, a total of R 72 998.62. The funds are being paid directly to the University of Pretoria on Randy’s behalf. He is getting so close to completing his BCom Accounting Sciences degree thanks to all the donations he has received. You can see Randy’s crowdfund here.


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