Nkechi Colwell: Kind nurse who took disabled people off the streets

Nkechi Colwell: Kind nurse who took disabled people off the streets

- A British nurse identified as Nkechi Rosalind Colwell served a community in Nigeria for more than 35 years

- The woman took mentally challenged people off the streets and admitted them to a home for the mentally ill

- She, however, suffered a massive stroke and had to go back to the United Kingdom

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A Nigerian man identified as Uche Anyanwagu came across a British nurse who left the comfort of her home in the United Kingdom to serve a community in Africa.

The British nurse, identified as Nkechi Rosalind Colwell, came to Uzuakoli in Abia state as a young nurse and served in the leper colony there.

Uche said after a church service in London some time back, the woman introduced herself to him and they had a conversation in his native tongue

In the course of their conversation, Uche told the nurse he was from Abia stae and she told him she had worked in the state for more than 35 years.

Nkechi Colwell, British nurse who took mentally challenged people off the streets of Abia

Uche Anyanwagu and Nkechi Colwell. Photo credit: Facebook
Source: UGC

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According to Uche, as she wanted to tell him about herself and her works, his mind quickly went down memory lane and asked if she was Nkechi Rosalind Colwell.

Uche said:

"She nodded but this time in tears. I rushed and knelt down before her and hugged her in tears.
"Angels come in human forms and I was so sure I just met one."

Uche said the British nurse opened a home for the mentally ill at Amaudo, Itumbauzo and went round the whole of the state, picking up and admitting mentally challenged people into the home.

"They got medical care, learnt a skill and some were rehabilitated and reintegrated into the society."

The woman was said to have suffered a massive stroke which left her partially paralysed and confined to a wheelchair.

Uche wants the British woman to be duly recognised for her humanitarian works in Nigeria.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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