Polly known as the “Diva” was born and bred in a small village called Lusizi in Kentane, Eastern Cape. Polly is the only child. A born again Christian and a single-mom, blessed with one kid. Polly is very principled, grew up in a Christian home, and upheld strong values. A girl who was/is so proud not to have been influenced by friends to drink alcohol until today, not to say she looks down on those that drink, but because of this, she was viewed as a village girl. But proudly so, she knew who she was.
An experienced Executive Personal Assistant, an up-coming motivational speaker as well as a leader of the Kempton Park HIV/AIDS support group, and holds a Diploma in Public Management and Administration.
An HIV/AIDS Ambassador and an Author in her own right. She was diagnosed with HIV in the year 2000, 14 years later she’s as healthy as any normal being. She’s had her own struggles with the virus but she refused to bow down to HIV/AIDS. She became sick in 2008 and in that hospital bed, her book was born entitled “WHO TOLD YOU – A WOMAN’S JOURNEY WITH HIV”. Her struggles are already documented for all to read. Like an open book. Get a copy.
Her mission is to teach a message of self-respect through the trying times, to provide others with spiritual nourishment to rise above the killer disease and to stress the importance of taking Antiretroviral. She has been crowned Avis Rent a Car – Woman of the year 2012 nationally and has also been featured on a few magazines including the Oprah Magazine as well as the FNB Blog – You can Help. Talk about turning a mess into a message, a message of success, resilience and tenacity.
The book is available online on amazon.com and you can also visit her website on www.myjourneywithhiv.simplesite.com