Here is a story of one woman who has come out to recount her life story of overcoming adversity.
The story has since gone viral.
Here is her story.
I got pregnant and I told the guy, he asked me to abort “it”. I kept insisting but he said he doesn’t want “a damned baby”.
I cried my eyes out, but I made my decision to keep my baby. Well, I hid my bump for 6 months, you may not believe it, but I tied my tummy, I did that for a long time, then I told my mom, she was disappointed, but she immediately gave me money to register for antenatal care.
I went to register in luth (that’s where my mom had us, its been our family hospital).
I fell Ill a month later, I needed blood, one medical student that I met in the ward, they’re Muslims they came to pray for us before their exams.
He promised to help me donate, he collected my hospital number, the next day, he gave me two donation slips, promised to get me two more.
(It was scheduled to be an elective c.s,) so I needed 2 pints to use during the surgery. I got the remaining two slips the day I got discharged.
I was always crying, people noticed it, my doctors always comforted me, I received a lot of help, from a fellow patient and an anonymous doctor.
The day I was scheduled to come back for the c.s, there was no money, but we were hopeful, I was left alone, with a few stuff, clothes and then money for admission.
I experienced a terrible accident, there was no bus going to luth from ilasa bstop, so, I biked.
The bike fell down, lo and behold, it was at the front of the shops where they sell coffin very close to luth main gate.
I was so afraid, I had just a little scratch on my big toe. I told God to just kill me.
I packed my stuffs and went inside, after 4 days, I was taken to the theatre, when it was time, they had prepared the anaesthetic, doctor were ready to scrub my back before the light went off, it wasn’t steady, I don’t know, but it obvious that devil was trying to play a game that evening.
I was having difficulty breathing so they connected oxygen.
The light was restored and I delivered a very beautiful baby girl, she looked like a halfcast.
I was then moved to the recovery room. That was all I could remember before I woke up in a strange looking place, it wasn’t the normal post natal ward because there was a girl beside me, she passed on immediately and I was a bit scared.
Everyone that came around told me to thank God for my life, both the nurses and doctors were happy, I was still amazed. I had life support machines, that was when I realized that it was a serious matter. I was told that my baby was in nnu (neo natal unit) I recovered fast and was discharged from ICU. I was transfered to the post natal ward. I was later discharged from the hospital and went home. I asked my mom what happened and she said that I became restless and fiesty in the recovery room, I later slipped Into a coma, there was no money to take me to ICU cos it cost 250k for the admission, my mom called my millionaire uncle and he promised to pay. He hasnt called till today. My Mom had to start borrowing , my doctors were God sent, they never left my side. That was how I ended up in ICU. My baby was already crying for food, so she was taking formula already. We had nothing, there were thousands of debts, no money to buy diapers I even skipped meals a times, just so I can save some for midnight, cos I was breastfeeding, and she sucked more at night. She started eating everything from 6 months, she’s a foodie, still as beautiful as ever. I draw my strength from her, that’s why I never gave up.
I don’t have a degree so its difficult to get a job. I just have a little hand work, I earn very little a day, or nothing at times, but I’m still working hard.
I even help my aunt in her shop a times. I don’t complain, I resent no one, it was my decision to keep my baby and I’m gonna stand by her till the very end.
The road may be so tough ATM, but I won’t ever give up. I know that I’d smile someday. My baby is one year now.
I’m sorry for the long story, I just want us to know that God is always ready to help us.
We should just learn to do the right thing, even if we make mistakes, its appropriate to be accountable for our actions.