She was barely a year, she started running a temperature, can’t remember how many hours anymore. She is our first child and we had not much experience. We gave her some medication, didn’t seem to get better. Suddenly, she slipped into what seemed to be a COMA. I panicked, we all did, neighbours everyone screaming and suggesting all sorts. She was clenching her teeth fiercely, an old woman we knew in the neighbourhood suggested to put a spoon and pour salt into her mouth (totally wrong move) .
We rushed her to the hospital and at first, the doctors were a bit reluctant (I guess they thought it was a lost case). However, almost without much hurry she was worked on and miraculously, she came back! She had prior turned cold and was not responsive. We were told, it was “high fever” it had affected her brain and she could probably not develop normally or be able to catch up with her peers. As people of faith, we called on God, used proper medication and most importantly, applied extra lessons and treated her normal as others.
At first, it was challenging, as she grew, she struggled, mostly with her sight. She couldn’t see things right in front of her, even in school, she would be put in front and still not see. A few changed schools, glasses, extra lessons, we kept pushing.
At every level, Princess worked extremely hard, harder than others. Always trying to prove everyone wrong and pass. Every time we feared and doubted, she passed with flying colours and moved to the next phase! Miracles before our eyes. Today, she not only finished well from university, she insists on going for her masters and is conquering all her fears.
Yesterday, she drove with her dad without instructions back and forth in traffic all around Victoria Island. You might not really understand this, but anyone who’s been told they can’t achieve or do something especially for health reasons will understand. This is the first time I am saying this in public and many will be shocked. Now I understand Princess, you have been an inspiration to me without even knowing. May you inspire others too. God Continue to bless you.
Article By: PRINCESS EKEINDE
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