- A young Nigerian singer, Sophia Igboanugo, has taken to social media to celebrate her second chance at life
- The young girl revealed that she had a successful heart surgery 11 years ago after Nigerians rallied round to raise funds for her treatment
- Years after, she is now fine and very grateful for the help she got
The term ‘you only live once’ is a common expression on social media which suggests that people should live their lives to the fullest because they can pass on at any time.
However, some people are fortunate enough to survive near death experiences and have a second chance at life.
Legit.ng has gathered the report of a young Nigerian singer, Sophia Igboanugo, who suffered a life threatening heart problem 11 years ago.
Interestingly, Sophia was able to survive the terrible ordeal after Nigerians rallied round to raise money for her treatment. Even though she almost lost her life during the surgery, she said God came through for her at the last moment and she has been able to recover fully.
PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android and read the best news about Nigeria
Now, 11 years after, Sophie has taken to social media to thank Nigerians for contributing to saving her life.
In a piece she titled "I Remember", Sophie thanked everyone who helped her through her tough time.
She wrote: "I remember not being able to go to school, I remember not been able to even have friends cos I was to weak to keep any, I remember I had a deadline else I would die, I remember how many times mum stayed up all night just because I was sick, I remember going to the hospital everyday of my life for 1year(on my mum's back). I remember loosing weight, I remember not being able to eat, I remember going to tv houses,news paper houses and heart foundations,i remember how mum hid to cry, I remember hearing her prayers, I remember the humiliation she felt.. I remember hearing that Nigerians had helped and we now had the funds, I remember going into the theatre, I remember waking up in the ICU(intensive care unit) with no one around and was choking with my own vomit, I remember vomiting while I was lying down and because I wore a mask it was going back into my nostrils and mouth, I remember feeling life leave my body, yes I remember the sound of the machine when life was leaving me, I remember the doctors who gathered around me, I remember a syringe pass through my body but I was too weak to even feel it,cos i was almost dead..BUT, I remember surviving and hey! I'm here still fighting to make my mum and all of you proud, I remember this was 11years ago.”
See her post below:
This is wonderful news.
Meanwhile Legit.ng previously reported that a little boy with multiple holes in his heart known as Benaiah, whom Nigerians helped raise medical fees, passed on before he could get the much needed treatment.
The sick child reportedly died before he could make it to Dubai for his surgery. He was reportedly rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where he was confirmed dead. Benaiah is said to have died in the morning of February 15, 2019.
His family decided to give N25 million out to charity from the N70 million that was raised for his treatment. They also established a heart foundation to honour him.
HELLO! NAIJ.com (naija.ng) upgrades to Legit.ng We keep evolving to serve our readers better.
What if your partner gets intimate with the boss to save your life? | Legit TV