In the face of adversity, triumph emerges as a beacon of hope and inspiration. Marietta Nshuti, a student at Makerere University, bravely battled cancer while pursuing her dreams of higher education. Despite the daunting challenges she faced, Marietta’s determination and resilience have now culminated in an extraordinary achievement – graduating with a First Class degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Marietta shared her remarkable journey on Twitter, reminiscing about the time when she received the devastating diagnosis of diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma during her third year of university. Undeterred by the formidable obstacle in her path, she embarked on a grueling journey of six rounds of chemotherapy, all while steadfastly refusing to take a dead year. Her unwavering commitment and unwavering spirit propelled her forward, defying the odds stacked against her.
“I finished 6 rounds of chemotherapy without taking a dead year,” Marietta proudly announced on social media. “Two days ago, I graduated with a First Class degree in Mechanical Engineering. God is good.”
Her words resonated deeply with her followers, who flooded her timeline with an outpouring of love, support, and congratulations. Aliza Pearl expressed her heartfelt wishes for a brighter future, saying, “Congratulations and may life be kinder and gracious to you going forward.” Kiiza Laban empathized with Marietta’s struggles and applauded her perseverance, remarking, “I’m sorry you went through that horrible situation. I would like to send my sincere congratulations, keep flying higher and higher.”
Henry Ochom hailed Marietta as a source of inspiration, highlighting the significance of her journey in motivating others to overcome their own challenges. “I celebrate you my dear. It is stories like these that motivate others and build a spirit of resilience. Congratulations God is good indeed,” he wrote.
Even amidst the virtual sea of congratulatory messages, one sentiment stood out – Plunkiuse captured the collective sentiment perfectly with a simple yet profound declaration: “You’re a star, congratulations.”