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Strangers No More

Two friends, Stacey and Vweta, meet in South Africa

I never expected to expand my friendship circle beyond online connections through the WP platform. So, I was pleasantly surprised by an inbox message from Vweta Ariemugbovbe telling me she was visiting Johannesburg, my home city.

We became Facebook friends and Twitter pals, swopped mobile numbers and exchanged text messages. Today, just three months since we connected on WP, we finally met face-to-face at a coffee shop in the clinic where Vweta had her operation.

Vweta cannot talk very easily. I gifted her a Story Scarf with the message of LOVE and there was no need for any vocal words. It brought a wonderful smile to Vweta's beautiful face.

Beyond borders, tangible connection and nurtured sisterhood allows us to thrive. We can find solace together - strangers no more. This is the soul of true friendship. This is the power of World Pulse. May our meeting inspire others to reach beyond the virtual to reality.

I'm so glad we met, Vweta. May you be blessed with good health and ease of breath. May you have a safe journey home to Nigeria. I am here for you, my friend.

No need to talk



olutosin's picture

World Pulse our family house!!

We always refer to Pulsewire as our online community because it is our house where we love, share, laugh and just be the great family we want.

Thanks for keeping the spirit high.......Worldpulse has open doors of opportunities for my life. It is the place to be....I wish Vweta a quick recovery. Love you WP sisters all over the World.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town


Stacey Rozen's picture

It did feel like we were

It did feel like we were family :)


Nakinti's picture

Strangers no more sister!

My dear Stacey,
I just finished talking to Vweta right now and I couldn't hide the beautiful feelings I have about your meeting.
This is the stuff WP is made of! Oh my! Thank you so much Stacey for showing big-big love to Vweta.
She mailed me all the pics you people took and I have them saved in my PC.
I was just turning to WP to Write something about your meeting and then upload the pics when suddenly I saw your post....thank you a million darling.
As Vweta goes through her final operation, lets all clamp our hands and heads in prayer.
"May God heal her and heal her entirely, in Jesus Name"
I am humbled by this show of true sisterhood...thank you again Stacey Rozen!
Love from Cameroon.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon

Stacey Rozen's picture

It's incredible how quickly

It's incredible how quickly news of our meeting has travelled, Nakinti. Today was a special day that restored my faith in the bravery of reaching out to each other in the most unexpected circumstances. I asked Vweta if it felt there was progressive improvement in her treatment and I'm happy to tell you that she nodded a very big yes!


mrbeckbeck's picture

Such a beautiful testimony

This is such a beautiful testimony to the power of connections here on World Pulse! Thank you so much for sharing.

Scott Beck
World Pulse Online Community Manager

Stacey Rozen's picture

I felt that I must share our

I felt that I must share our story here as this is the platform we first encountered each other. Thanks for acknowledging it.


Vweta's picture

So touching!

Thank you so much Stace for your love and support and for this beautiful piece. Thank you for braving the cold and driving out to see me.

I too have mine coming up!

Love always,

Our Voices make the WORLD PULSate...

Stacey Rozen's picture

I wish I could have come

I wish I could have come earlier and stayed longer, Vweta. Will see you again before you go home. Text me if you need anything xxx


Vweta's picture

Oh Stacey!!!

You did well! Thank you for spending your Monday morning with me on such a day as significant for both South Africa and me.

Words can never convey how much strength i felt after seeing you. Walking out of the consulting room and seeing you at that coffee shop; i knew everything was going to be all right!

Thank You!

Our Voices make the WORLD PULSate...

Stacey Rozen's picture

I'm so glad you feel stronger

I'm so glad you feel stronger now! Your light shines brightly, Vweta.
Yes, It is a difficult time right now for all South Africans as we say farewell to Tata Madiba.


Zoepiliafas's picture


Shared this with the World Pulse team today! We were thrilled to see the connection!! Go World Pulse family!!

Zoe Piliafas

Voices of Our Future Community Manager
World Pulse

Stacey Rozen's picture

Wow, glad it got you and the

Wow, glad it got you and the team smiling, Zoe :)


Greengirl's picture


Creative Stacey, your piece remains as creative a you would always be. It's so nice to hear such an inspiring story about how World Pulse connects us beyond borders and also gets us to relate beyond the Virtual we have all come to appreciate and value.

God bless you for standing by Vweta and showing her so much love. The pictures speak!

I join the World Pulse family in prayers for Vweta's complete healing.


Stacey Rozen's picture

Meeting Vweta has drawn me

Meeting Vweta has drawn me back to my WP journal. May our meeting inspire others to reach beyond the virtual to reality.


Deqa's picture


I am speechless, and this piece really brought tears to my eyes... this is the power of sisterhood. Kudos my dear Stacey for being such an amazing shoulder for Vwetta. And my heart is filled with love for both of you and Vweta.

Vwetta I have admired you from the start and I wish a speed recovery for you my darling.. inboxing you already.


Stacey Rozen's picture

It's simply the magic of a

It's simply the magic of a small friendship gesture :). Thanks for your love, Deqa.


Precious M's picture

I love this!!!

This is so cool, so good to know. That's the World Pulse spirit. I love it!!!!!!


My pen speaks

Stacey Rozen's picture

You've made me giggle :)

You've made me giggle :)


Sangita Thapa's picture


Im so happy to know about this beautiful reunion, stacey and Vweta. WP has given us all an amazing bond of sisterhood and friendship. May you both stay happy and blessed forever! Get well soon dear Vweta!

Stacey Rozen's picture

It would be wonderful if we

It would be wonderful if we could all meet one another, dear Sangita. Who knows where the living of our lives may lead us...


pelamutunzi's picture

how i wish

I wish to see more worldpulse sisters meeting. sisters coming to Zimbabwe inbox me. it all feels real and so good. keep up the world pulse spirit. we are all united in our vast differences. Vweta get well soon girl, my heart and prayers are with you

we may be powerless to stop an injustice but let there never be a time we fail to protest.

Stacey Rozen's picture

Will keep that in mind if

Will keep that in mind if ever I visit :)


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