- A lady identified as Alice has narrated her mother's success story on social media
- The lady explained that her mother ran away from an abusive home when she was 16years old
- Alice said her mother came to Lagos and joined the army where she put herself through school
A young Nigerian lady identified as Alice has taken to social media to celebrate her mother. The lady, who described her mother as a superhero, shared the story on the popular micro-blogging platform, Twitter.
The lady narrated how her mother ran away from home when she was just 16 years old because her dad and her stepmother were abusive. She said the parents had refused to educate her mother and they made her raise her siblings.
According to the young woman, her mother came to Lagos after she ran away from Benin. She said her mom joined the army and put herself through the nursing school in the army.
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Alice said her mom was in the frontlines during the Liberian war. She explained that her mother also played hockey, won awards, and she later met her father at the age of 21.
The lady said it took four years before her mother finally agreed to marry her dad. She said her parents had her when she was just 25 years old and then her mother went back to war when she was a year old.
She came back home and got pregnant with her sister in 1992 and then she retired after giving birth to her second child.
The lady also said her mother got a masters degree and led an outpatient at Lagos University Teaching Hospital.
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She said her mother also moved them all to Canada where she started her life from scratch at 50. She added that her mom works at an auto shop in her spare time disassembling truck engines to sell in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a man took to social media to show just how full of possibilities life is to those who work hard. Tshilidzi Nenzhelele started off living in a mud hut but did not let those circumstances stop him from obtaining his PhD.
Nenzhelele shared his story on the Facebook group titled #ImStaying. He narrated how he used to live in a mud hut and ride on a donkey cart for transportation.
He encouraged fellow South Africans to reach beyond the minimum in order to achieve a better future.
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