- Georgina Onuoha recently celebrated a milestone in her academic career
- The actress announced that she had gotten a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences from a US university
- She detailed how she struggled with ill health during her studies
Actress Georgina Onuoha is in the best of moods as she recently bagged a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences from a university in the US.
Taking to her Instagram page to celebrate, Georgina wrote on how she battled ill health including several surgeries while studying for her degree. She added that her daughters gave her the strength to carry on.
Read her post below:
“When you hear that lonely voice telling you; you can’t play a drum, dig in and play that drum as if your life depended on it. This didn’t come easy for me. All odds were against me. Health was weak, less than 4 hours of sleep each night for 2 years.
Work as a health consultant was brutal because it required daily reading and data analysis and processing. In between I have to be a mom (yes single parent) and as well manage my businesses. There were nights I considered quitting because the stress was enormous but my daughters kept telling me , mummy you can do it.
There were days and nights I cried for comfort because health my was failing me. Multiple trips to ER for blood transfusions, low hemoglobin of 2.1 due severe hemorrhage caused by fibroids. I was in the fight for my life. I saw me disappearing. Many thoughts I was looking for shape or dieting.
NO!! I was barely hanging onto life. I became a shadow of myself. I weighed less than required for my height. I contemplated leaving school and career because of poor health but my kids kept me going. Eventually had a major surgery (hysteroscopic myomectomy).
I was mocked by friendenemis for my weight loss, My grades suffered but I had the best lecturers who wondered why and kept pushing me to get back my good grades. With time I became stronger. Things started falling into place post surgery.
I am thankful today for life and the grace given me. Not only did I graduate with Masters of Health Sciences, I came out with a flying GPA. Thank you lord for turning my pain to gain, tears into joy and despair into hope.
I am eternally grateful to all who helped me through this journey and believed in me, my vision and aspirations. May heaven reward you all. Massive thanks to my family, friends and Fans. I love and appreciate you all.”
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