I never thought this day would come, I’ve beaten XDR-TB! Getting cured at last is very exciting. It was scary at first. But you live in hope – hope that one day you will be cured. I didn’t want to be a TB statistic and that kept me going.” Phumeza Tisile, the first South African MSF patient cured of XDR-TB. During her two-year journey, Phumeza blogged on MSF’s TB&ME blog about the daily frustrations and numerous setbacks she faced and was one of the original authors of the TB Manifesto.