Sbahle Mpisane has come out to reveal her source of inspiration as her recovery from injuries sustained from a car accident continues. She identified a surfer friend who survived a shark attack as a major source of inspiration in her life.
The fitness enthusiast and reality TV star was involved in a car accident in 2018 which left her with broken bones and nearly claimed her life. Since then Sbahle has been sharing her healing journey with her fans on social media.
Sbahle said while her recovery journey has been gradual, she has looked up to Caleb Swanepoel, who lost his leg in a shark attack in June 2015 while surfing with his siblings.
“Many things have inspired me throughout my recovery phase and have given me reasons to look at life wholly. When asked who inspired me the most, how can I narrow down to one pivotal person who made a difference more than others? My friend, surfer and shark attack survivor Caleb Swanepoel, he stands out as someone,” she wrote.
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Sbahle shared a conversation she had with Caleb when discussing their tragic experiences and how he wanted his journey to help disabled people.
“Caleb said: ‘Something I take away from my shark attack is to value what you’ve been given. I think a lot of the time we take our bodies for granted. I want to show people that your disability doesn’t define you — it’s just part of you. Take your time and flow like water.”
The Fitness bunny has had a difficult time recovering and returning to the gym. Last week she also revealed she has embraced the idea of fat burning to hasten getting back her pre-accident shape.
We wish her a seamless recovery time.