The story of a Nigerian lady living with Sickle cell Anaemia has become a growing sensation around social media space for awhile. The lady who identifies Ayodele Owoyele has taken to the media platform to share her sickle cell story as she proves one can live a normal active life with sickle cell irrespective of the barriers.
According to the blogger, Gistvic, the lady who identifies as Ayodele Owoyele narrated how it was very difficult for her parents to let her off to acquire an higher education due to her dwindling health conditions. Fighting the stigma that comes along side such an illness as her school were pre-informed of her health issues. The lady who’s dream of been a tourist was also shattered due to her health , was able to pull through still. Urging persons like her self who are in such conditions or have suffering through similar cases not to give up on their dreams. She wrote her sickle cell story:
”Attending a public school in Lagos, Nigeria (polytechnic) taught me a lot more about myself and sickle-cell anaemia.
I remember processing my admission into the university, wishing and hoping to get far away from home not until my dream was shattered by my folks and loved ones telling me how it was dangerous to stay far from home because of my health and complications. I felt so pained my dream of being a tourist quickly faded away when the hustle for admission became a tug of war. Eventually I got an OND admission into Highland College of Technology, Ibadan.”
”They worriedly let go because of the long wait before the admission. During all this process, I kept assuring everyone that I can handle everything and i will be fine by God’s grace. After a lot of prayers and warning, I finally went to Ibadan to school . The school was informed about my health status which I didn’t like but you know prevention is better than cure which they also promised to look after me and immediately registered me under a good health care close to school.”
”Then the race began, early to rise, late to bed, long hours of classes, short-time of socialising and trying to be the best among peers. Soulage Foundation covered all of my medical bills in and out of crisis and finally finished my ND in Ibadan and HND in Lagos at Yaba College Of Technology, tho it was really stressful but finished gracefully. If I can, You Can Also Live Right With Sickle Cell”
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