- Oluchi Sonia Okwenna has stated that she would have taken her life if not for the fact that she is a Christian
- The Nigerian lady was born with muscular dystrophy and has been living with it for the past 15 years
- By reason of the genetic condition which reduces the muscles, she finds it difficult to carry out normal activities such as brushing teeth and putting on clothes
Against all odds, a Nigerian lady born with muscular dystrophy is making a living for herself as a digital marketer.
Oluchi Sonia Okwenna has been living with the muscle-weakening genetic condition for the past 15 years of her life.
A bit about muscular dystrophy
Mayo Clinic reports that muscular dystrophy is usually apparent in the person who has it at birth or before the age of 2.
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Over the years it progresses slowly into mild muscular disability and may result into severe impairment in some cases. It is without cure at the moment.
Sonia told BBC News Pidgin that she would have taken her life were it not for her religion, Christianity.
The hardworking lady said that the condition makes it a herculean task to brush her teeth and wear clothes.
But through it all, she is optimistic about life
Sonia stated that despite the condition causing her to face ridicule from people and even after her love life, she wouldn't lose hope.
The young lady while stressing that she will continue to live through the condition is hopeful of a miracle from God some day.
Social media users send the lady kind thoughts
"God but why na why u go see your children suffering and u no heal them..Only one button you go press for heaven she don heal...Do am na haba."
"What God cannot do does not exist... As you believe you will be healed and have confessed it so shall it be for you in Jesus mighty name"
"For the first time this year,I shed tears after seeing this. I used to even think that I get heart but mennn I'm nothing,God will support you dear and you will surely get married."
"Motorized wheelchair would have been an option but then how many places are wheelchair accessible in Nigeria? Hold on dear. You will be fine."
Lady born with one and half leg seeks help
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a lady born with one and a half leg had cried out to Nigerians for help.
In a Twitter post made on her behalf by @Embee_bob, the lady said she was born with a rare cogenital anomaly that makes one limb to be shorter than the other because the femur wasn't well-formed in the womb.
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The lady in question identified with the handle @GeChi__ said she thought the shorter limb will be amputated but was delighted to hear from her doctor that there is a solution. And the solution involves her getting an ortho-prosthesis which will cost her N850k.
@GeCgi__ said she wants to regain the use of her legs again so she can get a job and help her mother.