Sunday, June 5, 2011

Denver Post profiles Prudence Mabhena of "Music by Prudence" fame

The intro to the Denver Post story:

Finally, after five months of surgery and rehabilitation in Denver, Prudence Mabhena (pictured) can sit up straight in her wheelchair. And that's enough for the singer to belt out an amazing "Amazing Grace."

But when Mabhena, 24, returns home to Zimbabwe this summer, she will carry with her more than gratitude for the Children's Hospital surgical team.

Mabhena, the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary called "Music by Prudence," leaves with a lasting attachment to Denver, borne out of the help of so many people who offered time and money for the sake of her health and happiness.

"It is so surprising to find someone who gives his or her love to a stranger who lives 20,000 miles away, on the other side of the world," said Mabhena, in the hotel suite in south Denver where she has lived, without charge, since she arrived. "I didn't believe I would get to a place where people have such full love and care."