Obiokor Emmanuel – 35 Years Old: Abavo, Agbor, Delta State

Well, I was three years old when it all happened, I caught a fever and was taken to the hospital, two days after I lost function in my legs.

Thereafter my mother and I left for Ikot Ekpene Hospital in Calabar where we were referred to. The hospital carried out an operation and promised I would regain function in the legs.

We stayed six months at the hospital with no change or improvement of any sort. The hospital then transferred me to Ettina Hospital also in Calabar. After a year on admission and nothing changed my mum and I returned to Agbor.

Upon return I was able to start and finish my primary education. For lack of funds I could not continue, so I decided to learn hairdressing as a vocation.

Life for me ever since has been one for survival, tough and a case of hand to mouth.

Over the past year my 11 year old wheelchair became unusable and since I do not have the fund to pay for one, I have been praying to God for a miracle and thank God I received my miracle.

I got wind of the free wheelchairs distribution through the chairman of the association of People Living with Disabilities. And when I got here today and after the people accessed me I was given a new wheelchair.

Right now I am feeling very happy, I have been longing for this for a long time now and today I got it for free. I am grateful to the foundation for the gesture. A very big thank you for what you have done for me.

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