DUSK: ANITA

Hey everyone! This actually is the first time I’m doing something like this. I think this is a great platform to share our experiences, so this is me sharing.

A lot of things happened but I’m just going to focus on the major one. The year isn’t over yet but I can tell you that this year literally changed my life.

So this is what happened.

I’m Chioma Anita O. A 4th year Law Student of Ebonyi State University. I finished my second semester’s exam (3rd year) and ecstatic as most students are, I came back to Lagos for my 3-week holiday. It had been a wonderful school year, but little did I know that 3 weeks holiday would turn into more that 8 weeks.

The first week of my precious holiday was spent mostly at home or helping my mum with her business and other things with the expectation that the following week, I would go see a friend or two and then prepare to go back to school. The week finally came to an end. I then decided to glo up for Lagos. I got my hair and nails done and everything, ready to turn Lagos upside down with my flawlessness.

It didn’t happen that way.

October 27th. A rainy Tuesday that changed my life. We woke up, had our daily devotion. My mum decided to lead the morning prayer that day, taking over from me who had led the family in prayers throughout the previous week. She kept praying against death and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

I wasn’t feeling very good that day so I planned to spend the whole day indoors. Then a friend of mine in Babcock was like “come now. We haven’t seen in ages. I had nothing else to do and I thought it wouldn’t hurt to rush to Babcock University and back. So I got ready and left. It wasn’t raining when I left home but it was cloudy. I live in Ajah so getting a cab to Babcock wasn’t difficult and it usually takes about an hour and a half or a maximum of 2 hours to get there.

Anyway, I got to Babcock at about 3pm, stayed for about 2 hours And then left. I took a bike to where I was supposed to get a cab back to Ajah.

That was when it happened.

A car hit us as the bike man crossed the road to the bus stop where I was to board a cab to Ajah.

I mean the car actually hit us and pushed us to the ground. It was like a movie. I mean, one minute I’m telling the bike man to watch, the next minute I’m on the ground.

Okay, good and fine.

I attempted to stand up. This was when I noticed that my right foot had been totally destroyed. I mean finished. It was hanging on a piece of flesh or whatever. I started screaming.

As God would have it, the patrol team was around there at that time and quickly rushed I and the bike man to the hospital. I remember the first thing that came to my mind. “I’m truly finished today. Mummy will know I went to Babcock“. It was really funny because I didn’t tell anyone I was going out.

Second thing I remember doing was screaming “my iPhone!!!! My bag. My ID card “.

LOL.

I didn’t feel pain. I couldn’t cry. I was just dazed. I kept asking the patrol guy if my foot would be okay. He kept saying calm down. That was the moment I knew my foot was gone. I had never seen so much blood in one place before. The bike man on the other hand suffered head concussion or whatever because he kept talking irrationally.

Anyway, I was rushed to a certain hospital in Shagamu. They did the normal things they do in general hospitals when you’ve not paid money, drips and blah blah. I was losing blood and no one cared until God sent a nurse who went herself to give me an injection to relieve the pain and to cover up the wound (more like my veins and arteries to be honest). I decided not to cry or be afraid. I did not think of death one bit. I now asked for my dad to be called. I asked for my dad because his number is a hotline (no hotline bling jokes here please). It’s always available and he can comport himself in situations like this.

Long story short, my mum, dad and sister with the driver (who donated blood for me) came to Shagamu that evening from Lagos. They initially thought it was a dislocation, then they saw the foot. I remember how my heart ached when I heard my mum cry and wail. I was so ashamed and hurt that I had put them through this. I kept my eyes shut so I wouldn’t see the hurt, fear and pain on their faces. (It still hurts that I put them through all that). It was when my dad asked if I was dead I opened my eyes to assure them I was still alive.

The hospital was a mess (I’m sorry, I have to tell the truth) so my dad arranged for an ambulance to bring me to Lagos the next day to our family hospital near the house.

The next day, the orthopedic surgeon said the foot wasn’t viable and it had to be amputated. I remember how we cried and prayed all through the night. We accepted it. The amputation was done. We thought that was all but unknown to us, we were about to get another surprise.

Due to the delay in getting me to a proper facility on time, infection had set into my leg and was spreading quickly. So another amputation had to be carried out below the knee if not complications would arise which would lead to death. After much deliberation, we agreed.

Fast track to three weeks, I stayed in the hospital and got discharged on the 19th of November. The first week after the amputation was very terrible. I would wake up and break down in tears. Everybody in my family was affected. My dad wasn’t himself. My siblings. They had to take shifts to look after me. I lived out of my bed for 2 weeks. I was hurting physically, emotionally, everywhere.

But during that first week, words of encouragement kept flowing in. From my pastor, my friends, my little brother even. My sister was always telling me it is well. She was (and is) always singing the “it is well” song. My dad says I shouldn’t blame myself,that it could have happened anywhere and to anyone. I got encouragement from friends and I was so amazed. I kept getting calls and each person motivated me with words like “you’re not disabled.” Or “just 5% of you is gone. You’re still you.” At first, it sounded like the normal things people say. But I kept reading the bible and praying, finding refuge in the Holy Spirit daily.

That was when I decided to stop thinking of the leg as a hindrance but as a stepping stone. I made that decision after reading Psalm 16:6:

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage.

I decided to be happy. I had previously been declining calls and snapping at anyone that tried talking to me. I had previously vowed to deactivate my social network accounts and everything but instead, I started receiving calls, tweeting, “face-booking”. And since I made that decision, I have never once regretted it. I am a bubbly person. I love laughing. I thought my days of laughter were cut off along with my amputated limb but I decided to pick myself up and move on. It has happened and my tears won’t bring it back. (And the crying was stressing my chest abeg).

Now, barely 2 weeks later,whenever I tell people I had an amputation, they never believe because I just say it freely like it’s one of those things.

And yes. It is. It would seem like your world came crashing down and things can’t get any better. But no! It can be better. It IS better. It could have been worse. I could have lost my hand or my life or had head trauma (like the bike man) but here I am.

A testimony.

Speaking of God’s goodness in my life. I attribute everything to God because if this isn’t God’s work, I don’t know what is. I’m presently using crutches now but I hope to get my prosthesis soon and be up and about.

So to everyone going through hard times now, just get up and decide to be positive. It’s going to be difficult. But life is full of setbacks. Minor and major setbacks. It is not and will never be a jolly ride. It is left for you as a person to decide if it’s going to pull you down or motivate you to do better than what your current state is. I know I will still get sad occasionally. I mean I’m just 19 and the world is just beginning for me and here I am with a leg and a half but it gets better. It really does get better. Look at everything with a positive mind and always remember, “it could have been worse.” The bad times actually only last for a while. And if you believe in God, you will know that his love never fails.

So GET UP AND GO.

I also learnt about forgiveness and healing. We live in a world where forgiveness is usually a hard thing for most people not to talk of forgiving a person that caused the loss of a major part of your body. The driver of the car who hit me was brought to my house by a police man who wanted to make a case. But bearing everything in mind, my family and I really just wanted to forget about it. So we let him go. And we have actually been so free and at peace. In retrospect, even if we had made a case against him, it wouldn’t have brought my back my lower limb. So my dad let him go with a warning. I’m not saying forgiveness is easy but once it is done, it’s like a heavy load has been lifted and you just feel free and a whole lot better.

Thanks to everyone (too many to mention) who came through for me. I am SINCERELY grateful. You all are the real MVPs. You’re part of the reason I decided to get up and make good use of the lemons that life threw at me.

Thanks everyone and I apologize for my bad writing skills. I’m just here to tell my story. I’m a work in progress. And this is just the beginning.

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Come and see God!

100 Comments

  • Abigail says:

    How do I say this. I laughed and cried and felt every other emotion in between reading this. You are strong and I can feel your bubbly self as I read this. Keep up with this spirit because at the end that is what really matters. It’s all in the mind. And really, I believe greater things are coming your way. Lots of love and hugs and kisses. You are an inspiration

  • mma says:

    God bless you

  • iskminov says:

    I’m holding back the tears as I type this. Chioma, you’re a very strong young lady. I believe in my heart that what you will achieve in life will be heard by millions of people because God will work through you. Thank you for having the strength to share this. Thank you so much. *hugs*

  • Idomagirl says:

    Bruh….
    I honestly have no words….
    Wow. Amazing story.

  • spacyzuma says:

    You’re an incredibly strong lady, Chioma. You are an inspiration.
    Thanks for sharing your story. Keep shining bright, and may you accomplish all you aim for.

  • Lemuela says:

    This can only be God. Thanks for sharing your testimony dear, you have inspired me. May the lines continue to fall for you in pleasant places. Amen.

  • Lucia says:

    wow. You are brave and strong . Keep laughing. Plenty hugs

  • Omo says:

    Awwww mannnnn. I don’t even know how to feel after reading this. God bless you. May God continue to strengthen you and lift your spirit like only He can. Love and light.

  • eloxie says:

    Wow! Chioma, my face is wet with tears and my emotions are all over the place but as I type, I can feel your bubbly spirit and I just want to give you a hug and tell you EVERYTHING is going to be alright. I celebrate you for choosing to take your life back, come on girl, you are a star shinning for us all to see.

    Thank you for sharing and for inspiring me. You have no idea what your story did for me.
    God will continually be a strength and shield for you. He will comfort and bind you as only He can.
    For the moments when you may feel low, He will send you His voice in the wind and a hug through humans you can see.

    I celebrate you!!!
    The lines will continue to fall for you in pleasant places.
    May God continually be a light for and in you.
    Lots of love!

  • Tunrayo says:

    Oh wow.. So much strength…

  • Tokwonna says:

    Chioma, you are stronger than i. I cried reading your story. You will be a great lawyer, none of your expectations will be cut short. It’s well,as your sister said. It’s well with you

  • Emeka says:

    Wow!
    Just wow!
    You are such a strong lady. God continue to keep you.

  • Oluwagbenga says:

    May the good Lord continue to strengthen you and give you more reasons to rejoice!

  • MF says:

    Oh wow! I had tears in my eyes, I bless God for ministering to you this way. I thank you for sharing, you don’t know how much you have encouraged me. God bless you and may he continually give you peace

  • Ndidi says:

    My Heart… You have been blessed with the kind of strenght I admire. God bless you.

  • Amiee says:

    Sew ehnn Chioma, I cannot say I know exactly how you feel but one thing’s for sure, like your sister said IT.IS.WELL.. You will finish strong.

  • Onyi says:

    Wow, when u think u have problems then u read stories like this. You are a strong lovely lady, and may God bless and keep you

  • Mama Obiuto says:

    Wow! You’re an amazingly powerful and beautiful person Chioma. You’re strength, force and hope. You’re wonderfully and beautifully made. You have inspired me with your words. Blessings, happiness, light and love.

  • Adaora says:

    I’m dazed. You are strong, very strong. I don’t even know what to tell you. That bible verse is so apt…keep holding on to it.
    God bless you abundantly.

  • Feyisola says:

    I want to hug you! Lol! You have an amazing spirit! Your story made me cry then smile. God bless you!

  • Msen says:

    This is one of the most inspiring stories I have ever read. Wow! Just wow!!!

  • Clarion says:

    Wow! Wow! Wow! I have no words, really. Just HUGssssssss! It is well!

  • Vox says:

    You… are Epic.

    A dear friend of mine who had an amputation was sitting with me on the boot of his car, and I remember it like it was yesterday.

    He said after plenty gist on the matter “Bros, all dis peepo wey dey look me like say I dey handicap, na dem I dey pity pass, Wetin dey my head eh!..”…

    I saw epicness then. I see it now.

    You are on the right track. #YourHeadIsDia

    God’s Speed and keep inspiring yourself and others by just being yourself.

    #salute!

  • Tobi says:

    God bless you. Your strength is admirable.

  • Q says:

    You’re magnificent.

  • Supersanusi says:

    This is such a powerful story Chioma. You’re a blessing to the world. God bless you!

  • uju says:

    Wow. I’m so impressed by your spirit and absolute faith in God. It’s beautiful to behold. I pray He continues to perfect his work in you, your life and every aspect of your being. Despite this minor setback you have chosen to see God in your situation– may He always see you too 🙂

    Bless you for the testimony Chi. And for sharing hope this season.

  • MisP says:

    Chioma! I read this and kept thinking “is she serious?”… “Oh God, she’s serious”.

    Thanks so much for sharing and for having such a positive spirit and strength at 19! I was in a bike accident in March too, car came to jam us on the road too. I narrowly escaped landing in a transformer cage.

    I injured my left big toe and couldn’t wear shoes for over a month. The dislike I felt for the driver of the car every time I saw the injury/scar was a lot. I read your story and know for a fact that I’ve been very ungrateful.

    Thank you so much for sharing. If Oscar Pistorious became a world champion without any, I think you can do even better.

    Shame the devil and excel! Soar, the world is waiting for you.

    *hugs*

  • Annie says:

    Your writing skills are perfect dear and you are such an inspiration. I read this and I feel so encouraged (& emotional, but mostly encouraged). God bless you.
    There is so much more I wanna say but words fail me. If we ever cross paths I owe you a big big hug. Thank you for honouring us with your story.

  • edna says:

    Hi chioma. I want to say a big thank you for telling your story u do not know how many people you have encouraged. I will explain further when we meet. Now I know the Nigerian Healthcare system and how it works. I am a physical therapist with lots of experience in this particular case you mentioned. There’s a lot things which need to be done like right now to save u a lot of stress later on, please contact me and will give you all you need totally free. God bless you my darling

  • Jvmoke says:

    It felt like you’re writing on behalf of someone and not yourself.
    Sigh. God.
    May the fuel for your uptempo spirit never run out.
    You will be great.

  • Alex says:

    Anita…
    Anita.
    Sigh.
    I don’t know what to say.
    I can’t say anything.
    I can’t stop crying because I can’t imagine the pain you’re going through.
    God bless you and give you and your family strength.

  • Ajiri Ebegbare says:

    Wow! You’re so brave. I had a bike accident today and I haven’t thanked God much. I feel ungrateful after reading your story. God bless you.

  • godwin says:

    That scripture is one of my favourites. I pray that for myself & others. May it continue to unfold for you.

  • Toluwase says:

    Sigh. Don’t even know where to start. I pray God gives you the strength to keep going. Bless you

  • Uzochi says:

    Am short for words, God will strengthen you, your best days re still to come,,the academic challenges I had got nothing on this. You are blessed

  • Juugo says:

    Adversity strengthens. With this I am much encouraged.

  • Abiola says:

    I had tears in my eyes reading this, the strength that you portray in this writing will take you far…….don’t loose it. I wish you well.

  • Adenike says:

    I cried and laughed reading this. May God continue to give you reasons to smile.
    Your positivity is highly infectious. Stay true to it.
    May God continue to strengthen you.
    I’m proud of you Hun!

  • Kuluwaz says:

    You are amazing. To be positive in the midst of all this is a sign of the inner strength and faith you possess. Indeed, it is well for you and your family.

  • Anita O says:

    Thanks everyone. I am soooo grateful. God is INDEED good.

  • Maestro Tola says:

    I truly feel ur pain, I had an accident early 2015, shattered my left humerus, lost use of the hand; infections, surgeries upon surgeries, incompetent doctors + horrible health care meant I’m still in a Hospital. I had bone graft yesterday 6th December. I can tell how strong u are @19! u need to be cos ur mind will wander severally. U’ll need ur family too.
    See me, i’m 25. I went ahead got married, finished my masters with honours, worked from home/clinic and bought my 1st car. We are expecting our 1st kid in March 2016. U are unstoppable, u will be great. My prayers are with you.

  • Kays says:

    You, my dear are a strong woman. I pray that your testimony will never be cut short.
    May you continue to receive Gods grace and mercy when you need it most (Hebrews 4:16)

    Ps: the prayers of our parents really keep us going

  • Nze says:

    I feel your pain. I have been there. I had similar experience when i was 20/21 & studying at EBSU as well. Fast forward to today, I feel stronger. The events changed my perception about life. I admire your courage and believe you will draw wisdom, strength and courage from this experience. Never stop believing in yourself..this is just part of your journey in life. Wish you a speedy recovery. May God be with you all the way.

  • Uray says:

    I had a similar experience in 2011, was told of the possibility of an amputation and I was really scared. As God would have it, I didn’t have to go through all that. But, it took me a while to recover from the whole incident, physically and otherwise. Unlike you, it wasn’t easy for me to move past it. You’re super strong and I really do admire your courage and positive attitude,it’s beautiful.

  • Egho IK says:

    Wow!! I bless God for your life mehn I tell you… May the good Lord continue to strengthen you and give you more reasons to rejoice! Be strong dear ??

  • Ife says:

    Wow. I cried all through reading this. You are a strong person and I have even gained little strength just by reading this. I pray for God’s perfect and complete healing for you. God bless you for using this experience as an opportunity to reach out. It is well, Anita
    (Twitter handle was @ife__)

  • Egho IK says:

    Wow!! I bless God for your life mehn I tell you… May the good Lord continue to strengthen you and give you more reasons to rejoice! Be strong dear ?? God bless you and your family.

  • ThePfarrer says:

    Woooow! Powerful story. Left me totally speechless.

    God bless you for sharing. Stay strong.

  • Daibi says:

    Godbless you… that’s all I can say really. Godless you.

  • Shade klasy says:

    OMG! am I too emotional? cos I just finished reading this and then realized I cried in between. Anita dear, just keep being strong cos I know its d beginning of great things in our life. Life has a whole lot for u that y u survived and I pray u won’t stumble in all ur endeavors. I salute ur courage ma’am.

  • missjones says:

    Wow! U are an amazing person. I thought this year had a lot of down sides but you’ve held on and kept the faith in the midst of your tribulation. Thank you for showing us the goodness of God. No matter how 2015 ends, there’ll always be Anita, the girl who lived. I may not totally get it, but I believe that a new phase just started in your life and marvellous things are coming your way. Merry Christmas in advance, you’ll do great!

  • Grace says:

    my heart is crying. just reading this. i’m so sorry. i love how positive you are- reading this just gave me so much hope. i’ve had very similar experience as you except it wasnt my legs that got affected.. as days and months pass after my accident, somtimes i feel as though i have LITTLE hope in God and have all this negative feeling crawl back in, although not for long seeing as my family, like yours is prayerful so i have to keep up with the pace. sighhh. i know, i know i probaly shouldn’t talk about it here and make it all about me. it’s just that reading your story brought back so much of memories. again, you’re very positive and i love your kind of energy. keep all that positivity in there, you don’t need anything else. God will see you through.

  • Tolu says:

    Wow. Just oh wow. At some point, I kept thinking “she’ll tell us and” I woke up from the nightmare “”. This is actually a true story. God bless you. May you have more strength and grace to go on. May your laughter never cease. May your praise and thanks to God never cease. May your joy be full. I want to keep praising and thanking God for you!

  • All things work together for good . I first heard your story from Adenike Oyetunde – also an amputee and then someone sent me a link for this .
    I am a mother to Beulah Chigbu ; six (6) year old amputee .
    I commend your courage and would like to let you know the strength today and for years to come only come from God almighty .

    God Bless you

  • Pelu says:

    Ds is indeed a touching story so many of us r complete, yet we complain each day about a minor failure….I tank God for ur life and am sure he will do much more for u……keep rejoicing in d lord□□■□■

  • Punthief says:

    I’m so ashamed right now. Like shame literally is eating me up. I was mad at you for not keeping in touch anymore and I didn’t kn… I feel lik…

    May God bless you and give you the strength. May He never take your joy away from you. MayHe double your reserve. God bless you Anita. Wow. God bless you.

  • Mayowa says:

    I feel like hugging you now. Story got me crying on my way to work. Wow. You’re strong. Wow. I just realised I haven’t been grateful enough. Thank you for sharing your story. This is a stepping stone and the lines will continue to fall in good places for you.

  • Fade says:

    Halfway through this, i knelt by my desk and asked God for forgiveness for I have been ungrateful. YOU are STAR! I have no doubt you’ll be great, you’ll exceed expectation. Big hugs Anita and keep laughing.

  • Ire says:

    I honestly want to say so much and nothing.
    To hold you and draw strength from you at the same time.
    You are unbelievably strong and I pray you never ever lose yourself.
    *hugs*

  • Lilian says:

    God bless and keep you Chioma. Words fail me. I asked God for forgiveness for being so ungrateful after reading through your story. You’re always on my thoughts and prayers hon. *hugs*

  • Amy says:

    Wow!..just wow!!.. this really hit close because I have to bike a portion of my journey to work everyday and I had a very terrible experience on a bike once and was even screaming at the top of my lungs at the bike man to drop me…but it’s nothing compared to this!..You are indeed a very strong young lady. God who started a good work in you would surely complete it!‎

  • Rose says:

    This story reminds me of when my younger sister and I were shot 15yrs ago..I remember being too dazed and telling bingo our dog then to stop licking the blood on my legs while my mum(yoruba woman) was rolling on the ground and wailing..I thank God for life. We could have been hit in our heads or chest. Chioma I’m happy for you.

  • Rume says:

    Whao so much strength, just read this at work, trying to hold back tears. You my dear are a strong young lady, whao.

  • Ebere says:

    Hey dear. First of all you write amazingly well and are very strong for a 19 year old. God bless you beautiful for writing this testimony. Imagine I’m here complaining about some disappointments when it could have been worse. Truly, God is great. He is so amazing. I don’t understand Him, I know I can’t completely understand him but I really want to know him and experience this confidence and strength he gives us his children. I thank him for your life. I have been blessed by this article and I trust that he will use your life for a great purpose that will give him glory. All is perfectly well with you dear and all is working to your good and advantage. God is on your side. I trust you know that already. Have an awesome day.

  • Anita O says:

    Thanks a lot everyone. Means a lot to me. ❤️❤️

  • Joseph Owolabi says:

    Dear Chioma,

    Your story is inspiring.
    Your experiences we all can relate to; but the pains and hurts, we can only imagine.
    I am happy you can see a bigger picture, … that the best days of your life are ahead of you.

  • Arike says:

    I read your story yesterday and cried at your initial horror, and then I cried some more at how much strength and faith you exude after all that experience. I had to come back now to read the story all over and I’m still having all sorts of thoughts- ‘Can I ever be this strong?’, ‘Is my faith this realistic’?. You’re a young woman yet so unbelievably and admirably full of hope, strength, courage and faith. May God perfect your healing both physically and emotionally. You have a great life ahead of you. *hugs*

  • Folakemi says:

    Even though i’m typing amidst my tears, i admire ur strong faith. Pls keep it up , ur story really inspired me. I’m also going through difficult time, bt you just minister to me through your story. Thank you for sharing this, God will continue to strengthen you. Lots of love

  • Arinze says:

    Wow ur inspirational words are awesome it’s God’s doing that u found encourage. After going tru ur story I have found encouragement

  • Modesty says:

    I have been wiping the tears so that I can continue reading.. And to think I was upset and sad cos I had a shitty birthday in November and at about that time you were going through hell… I am inspired by your story, your faith, joy and forgiveness. May God comfort you whenever you feel like the walls are closing in on you. And may you achieve everything you want to in life. God Bless you and your family.. Amen!!

  • Pat says:

    Chioma,you are such a brave person. May God continue to uplift you. I’m someone who has bow legs and sometimes I keep asking God why he made me like this,i felt deprived of many things cos of this legs but honestly you’ve inspired me. Continue to blossom and share your story! God bless you

  • Kome says:

    I always never finish reading posts before i jst close them. This kept me hooked from beginning to the end.
    Your strength is so admirable. May God grant you more of it. And may this joy never leave you ??
    Ps your writing skill is great. ?

  • urslla says:

    Wow! You ‘re such an inspiration and you write really well. Greater things ‘re in store for you. Thank you for this post and for been yourself…

  • Clif says:

    On 30th October I heard one Law student lost a limb, and 2 weeks later I discovered it was Anita (my personal person). I was broken, literally, and it became so obvious that people started asking what was wrong with me. Anita, your story has changed the way I see trials forever. And to think you can make jokes from it is just inspiring in itself. You and your dad know how to comport yourselves. Abeg, do come back school

  • Emmanuel says:

    Wow!!! Anita, you dont know how much this has helped me, Sometimes we wonder what the master is up to, he could have made us a flower, a plant, but he made us human, for a good reason. WE ARE NOTHING BUT PENCIL IN THE HAND OF THE CREATOR.

    When you think you are good and brave……. sis, thanks for teaching me what it means to be brave, Just like the Golden Serpent in the wilderness was a source of life to those who looked upon it, God has chosen you to teach us all how to be grateful in distress.

    Please find time to play this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-KdupYhoKM

    Song says: I’m a trophy of grace, a display of his love….

    This is 2. am, your story made me read 2 scriptures, and that is a lot. I live in Ajah as well, wish i can say hi, Have a good life ahead sis, All that the Father has given unto you must come!!

  • Okhisn says:

    When things happen to good people,we wonder why. Why me? How can this happen? I’m presently nursing a fractured left tibia.Not as horrific as your injuries but I’m constantly telling myself: I might be broken, but I have hope for a new beginning. When I get up from this bed in a few weeks,I hope to take on my challenges with a vengeance. So sorry, Anita.You’re a strong woman.

  • Motunrayo says:

    I just want to let you know that you’re truly an inspiration. Yes!! Bad times don’t last and When God wants to work wonders in our lives most times he uses challenges to test our faith and you know the good part is it always works out for our good at the end. Best part is we always turn out better than before. Jesus loves you, we all love you. Just know that all that has happened is not an hindrance to where God is taking you to. You will still be great. You will still stand and rule nations. Bless you girl .

  • hellynux says:

    Comment YOU! young lady,are a huge inspiration to so many out there .It was so Emotional reading this post that i sat back and marvelled at the courage and strength you have to continue with so much joy. IT IS ONLY GOD IN YOU!. hold on tight! Most times we go through trials and are angry at God for letting it come our way, not thinking it ‘could have been worse’ or whether others are going/have gone through worse and lived to inspire others with their testimonies. Sigh ! I pray God makes you a blessing and source of joy and laughter in your family and the world in general . *Hugs.

  • LegendRules says:

    Chioma, my personal Agbani, you can’t begin to imagine how encouraged I am. It’s really beautiful to have people who genuinely love you and care about you.
    Keep Shining Chioma. God never fails.

  • Fifi says:

    It is very difficult to hold on to a promise when things happening to you seem to be unreal. You are very brave darling, hold on to it. And on days where your faith is not as strong, remember that you are loved, you are loved…

  • Sharon says:

    Your strength amazes me. You amaze me. You’ve managed to turn this into a testimony. May God use you to minister to others. You’ll look back on this time and thank God. Really thank God. God bless you, Anita.

  • Lizzieebunoluwa says:

    Lord! Too real. Too…, this tears won’t even let me articulate anything.
    You already won Hun! Boy! Your strength is enviable. I celebrate you and the hope you have in God. Your best life now Anita!!! Ah! Great star that you are, the world, someone, many will be healed and brought to life through your story. God stays faithful in and for you.
    Light, Love, Peace and Blessings!

  • Lizzieebunoluwa says:

    Lord! Too real. Too…, this tears won’t even let me articulate anything.
    You already won Hun! Boy! Your strength is enviable. I celebrate you and the hope you have in God.
    Its your best life now Anita!!! Ah! Great star that you are, the world, someone, many will be healed and brought to life through your story. God stays faithful in and for you.
    Light, Love, Peace and Blessings!

  • Onome says:

    I had a similar accident… i understand everything; the numbness, the hysteria, attempting to stand up. I only had to use crutches for 4 months and I remember how much it taught me. You are mighty strong, there’s a testimony in everything; in being alive to tell this story, in being here to prove you can rise above this. God bless.

  • Dee says:

    Inspiring story. Your attitude is amazing. Pray you excel
    Cheers

  • Otumininu says:

    Oh wow!!! May your source of strength never get drained. God will bless and keep you

  • Apsel says:

    Hmm. Chioma! You’re a strong lady all round!

    See that Babcock route ehn.. Countless times when we were in school we literally had to pray when shuttling between campuses and the garage. I just want to thank God that you’re not just alive, but also living.

    I pray that this bubbling spirit and joyous nature would not cease. I pray and know that you would fulfil destiny. God bless you dear.

  • Your story is so inspiring! I was literally crying while reading it. I love your positive attitude towards life. I run a popular blog in Babcock called ‘The Okafor Blog’, and I would love to share your story to everyone I know. You’re an inspiration!

  • Esho Taiwo says:

    The Lord is your strength. don’t worry everything will be better with time. God have a reason for everything. LOL. always be happy dear!!!!

  • Ogor says:

    My God.
    You are the real MVP.
    God preserve you.

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