- A young boy simply identified as Victory fought a good fight and won the battle after he was found lifeless on the street
- He was rescued by Land of Hope and taken to the hospital where he would spend 10 months to battle for his life
- Victory is well and back on his feet and he has finally started school
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A young Nigerian boy simply identified as Victory has finally started school after fighting for his life in the hospital for months.
According to Anja Ringgren Lovén, 10 months ago, the young boy was found lifeless on the street "in the most critical and horrible situation imaginable".
In her words:
"For 10 months you have all followed the boy fight to survive. For months he was only able to breathe with the help from an oxygen machine.
"For 10 months he was cared for by Land of Hope nurse Itoro Gregory and Land of Hope male carers that stayed in the hospital with him 24/7 every day."
According to the humanitarian, after months in the hospital Victory was strong enough to be taken to Land of Hope where he learned how to walk again with the help of other children.
Expressing satisfaction that Victory has started school, Ringgren shared adorable photos of the boy on social media and people flooded the comment section to say one or two things.
Jo Parslow wrote:
"Jo Parslow py for Victory! He has a new life, a new home and a new family who loves him. Thank you Land of Hope."
"God Bless you Victory! It’s wonderful to see sparkle in those eyes, beef in those cheeks! What a beautiful soul."
Linea Patricia Svendsen said:
"This is truly heartwarming. It amazes me how strong children are! The world is in utter bliss to have all these wonderful and strong souls among us. Thank you Victory for your greatness and inspiration to others. May you have an awesome day at school."
Leeanne A Akinlabi reacted:
"It's so amazing how far her has come. Bless you Victory!"
In a previous news by Legit.ng, a young boy identified as Hope who was abandoned on the streets of Eket in Nigeria and found by Anja Ringgren Loven had his whole life transformed four years after.
When the boy’s photo showing his malnourished body surfaced in 2016, the whole world was disgusted by his suffering.
Anja said the boy was in a very bad state when he was rescued by her organisation, but his story has changed.
Tunde Ososanya, a Legit.ng editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.
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