Nelisiwe Mzili, a paramedic and first responder to car accidents and other emergencies, says that she’s driven to excel by the honour and the responsibility that she has been given to care for other human beings. The necessary and difficult work undertaken by Mzili saves lives and is a vital part of our health system. The dedication she has for her work is apparent when she reveals her proudest moment is qualifying as a paramedic and finally getting to be a first responder on a scene to treat a patient in need. She considers her biggest mistake to be not doing her best in matric. The advice she would give herself 10 years ago is “to not doubt myself and do more research on becoming a paramedic because dreams do become a reality”. Mzili hopes to inspire young people to drive change by helping to preserve life.
I feel strongly that if one nurtures a positive attitude and enthusiasm towards problem solving then one will have the potential to succeed in any domain.