“They Said I’d Die Before 15 and Mum Should Find Another Child”: Nigerian Lady With Sickle Cell Now 24

“They Said I’d Die Before 15 and Mum Should Find Another Child”: Nigerian Lady With Sickle Cell Now 24

  • A young Nigerian lady who people thought would not live up to 15 years old is now about celebrating her 25th birthday
  • The sickle cell patient took to TikTok to appreciate God for keeping her alive so far as she made a short video
  • Among those who reacted to her clip were some sickle cell survivors who are also grateful for life

A young lady, @sireonit, has made a video to thank God for how she has survived as a sickle cell patient. She revealed that people never thought she would live long.

Narrating her story on TikTok, she revealed her mum was told that she would not live till 15 years old. The mother was also advised to be prepared and get another child.

Sickle cell survivors in Nigeria/lady danced after living well.
She said that people told her mother to go find another child. Photo source: TikTok/@sireonit
Source: UGC

Surviving sickle cell

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Not only did she overcome it all, the Nigerian lady said that come November 7, she would be turning 25 years old. She also successful too.

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Many Nigerians who reacted to her video rejoiced with God on her behalf as some others shared similar experiences.

Watch the video below:

As at the time of writing this report, the video has gathered over 400 comments with more than 16,000 likes.

Legit.ng compiled some of the reactions below:

user8095285760412 said:

"you just gain a follower, we are proud of you."

Slimangel said:

"yes baby we turning 25 may 5th.. am a lawyer, human right activist, a certified mediator, a decorator..and finally a BABY GAL OF LIFE.."

iamtofunmi said:

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"Wow. am also a sickle cell patient and turning 25 on the 20th of December."

Teewhyarcher said:

"same thing dae told my mum till she got married and gave birth to three of us."

Princess said:

"Awwwwn......... Keep pushing.....keep staying strong my dear.......shout out to all sickle cell warrior."

Man and fiancee are both AS

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian man with the Twitter handle @ucmchika went online to speak about how he and his fiancee are both AS.

His tweet was in response to a pharmacist's post on the platform who spoke about the need for prospecting couples to do genotype, blood group, hepatitis B&C, fertility tests among others.

The man said that after knowing the AS genotype status of themselves, they had to fast for one month on the instruction of their pastor.

Source: Legit.ng

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Joseph Omotayo (HOD Human-Interest) Joseph Omotayo has been writing for the human interest desk since 2019 and is currently the head of the desk. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, with a degree in Literature in English in 2016. He once worked for Afridiaspora, OlisaTV & CLR. He is a 2022/2023 Kwame Karikari Fact-Checking fellow. He can be reached via: joseph.omotayo@corp.legit.ng.

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