- A lady who is visually impaired has defeated 18 other contestants to win the 2022 Miss Port Harcourt City Beauty Pageant
- Favour Rufus is completely blind in one eye and partially blind in the other and needs constant treatment so as to see
- But her victory has shocked many people as she has become a reference point used by many to draw courage in adversity
Favour Rufus, a lady who went blind at the age of 8, has won the 2022 Miss Port Harcourt City Beauty Pageant.
In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Favour revealed that she is blind in her left eye and needs constant treatment to use the other.
She said her right eye also goes blind if she misses her treatment. Yet, her visual impairment hasn't stopped her from excelling in life.
How Favour became blind
In the video shared on Facebook, Favour said she started having problems with her eyes at the tender age of 6.
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When she turned 8, doctors confirmed that she had lost her left eye completely and that she would be needing constant care to use the remaining one.
How Favour won the 2022 Miss Port Harcourt City Beauty Pageant
Favour said she entered the competition believing she could do it even though many discouraged her.
She contested alongside 18 other women, but she came out tops. She appeared in the video alongside her mother who she described as her strong support.
Watch the video below:
Reactions to Favours victory
Anastecia Cyril said:
"Wow congratulations dear. This is a great example of courage so so inspiring.may the God of impossibility in his Marcy restore your sight in Jesus mighty name Amen."
"Congratulations beautiful. You are a star and a blessing God Almighty continue to keep you safe to fulfil destiny IJN Amen."
Blind Nigerian man becomes a teacher
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian man who is blind married a pretty lady.
According to the man named Demola Adeleke, his wife was the one who asked him out.
Demola is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria and Nsuka and is a teacher in Oyo state despite his condition.