Young Nigerian Lady Whose Leg Was Amputated Graduates With Two Degrees From University
A Nigerian lady Doris Samuel Akonanya has set the records straight after she bagged two degrees from Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) Awka. Anambra State Nigeria.
Doris , a lover of dance has an ambition to become an actress. One night, her father had a bad dream of an accident, He.quickly woke up his wife and the children and they prayed against the dream. Not quite long after this, Doris was involved in an accident and one of her leg was amputated.
She thought her dream of becoming an actress was over, until she came across an inspirational story of Nick Vujicic, which inspired and motivated her to chase after her dreams once again EVEN WITH ONE LEG!
In her post on Facebook she highlighted a detailed explaination of how her dreams always shattered due to her her condition.
“So finally, am a graduate. My story my experience. So 7 years ago all I heard was a dream to study theatre arts and become a film maker, all I ever wanted was to become an actress not minding my condition. No one was really in support of my choice of career because they felt I have one leg so I can’t make it…minding the kind of person I am,I love doing those things people think I can’t do.
I got admission to study theatre arts diploma for 2years before direct entry into 200L. Getting to the department a lot of people were looking at me like I was confused about the course I choose to study. Some said “what is she doing in this department? Is she okay at all, studying theatre arts with one leg, she no ask questions before she come? How can she dance and act with one leg..and so many more. I cried in my room and told myself that my family could not stop me from studying theatre arts talk more of strangers. I encouraged myself and I was determine to never give up. Everyone was surprise to see me dance and act with just a leg…I never looked down on myself. Was able to finish my diploma degree and admission to direct entry was delayed for one year before some of us got accepted to direct entry 200L getting to 300L things got hard to the point that I almost dropped out of school but God saw me through, getting to final year in school corona came with another extra year of staying at home. My story my experience is so long but in all I give God the glory…I AM A GRADUATE Signing out of UniZik today with 2 degrees. THAT AMPUTEE ACTRESS is now a graduate. 7yrs. Lord am grateful #graduation#amputee#mamaimadeit#unizik#whatgodcannotdodoesnotexist“
Doris’ story is one that is exceptional and so inspiring for people who are able differently not give up but rather keep pushing till happen for them.
Festus Conteh is an international youth that functions conveniently in all forms of writing including article writing, news, script, content writing, constitution and project/proposal writing.
Writing is fun to Festus and has brought fame and recognition in his clime. In 2019, he was awarded best upcoming writer in an online writing completion that was organized by the Association of Sierra Leonean Authors (ASLA).
After his impactful contribution to national development and cohesion through writing, he was nominated for the African Genius Award for the Best Writer in Africa Award Category an award he lost to one of the greatest African Writers - Chinua Achebe.
In 2022, Festus was one of the applicants to the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) as Vice Chairperson (Policy and Advocacy) a process that met imperil feedback.
As a freelancer, Festus has written articles for magazines, newspapers, and media houses and his articles have attracted big media houses including BBC, Aljazeera and Legit. Ng and is the Head of Programs at Salone Messenger a public relations firm based in Sierra Leone with the latest news and information. He is the founder of Africa’s Wakanda a platform that spotlight the beauty of Africa.
Festus is also a perpetual volunteer in life-changing causes and has shown great commitment and dedication to being a catalyst and solution to the challenges faced by young people like himself. Festus currently serves as the Secretary General of the Africa Youth Leaders movement which is a network of youth between the ages of 20 – 30 years who have shown achievement, leadership potential and commitment to make a difference. Festus is also the Africa Focal Point of Youth for Change Initiative, which is a platform through which young people can access resources, be empowered and given the opportunity to grow to become useful members of society who will participate in the development of their communities and nation.
Along with another Africa Youth platform, Festus has Co-Founded the Future of Africa initiative which is an advocate forum with the aim to bring together local and international socio-economic stakeholders to support innovative programs aimed at advancing the radical and practical progress of adoption awareness-vulnerable children and youth and youth leadership-through interlinking local, regional and international resources and opportunities.
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