- An American lady, Melissa, helped a Nigerian boy named Anejado Paul to become a medical doctor
- Melissa picked the boy up from the street and treated him for his ulcer with complications from others 19 years ago
- After Paul passed his medical exams and became a medical doctor, the American lady came out and appreciated everyone who contributed to his success
When you help an individual, you are also bettering the lives of a community of people who could be connected to them.
A Nigerian boy, Anejado Paul was picked off the street by a good Samaritan from the US, Melissa, 19 years ago. The story did not end there. Paul went ahead to succeed and became a medical doctor.
Briefly.co.za learnt that the American lady spoke about how her family met Paul in a village in central Nigeria. She also recalled how her heart broke for the kind of condition he was living in, NigerianVoice reports.
“Our family first met Anejodo Paul in a small remote village in central Nigeria about 18 and a half years ago.
“I remember my heartbreaking when I saw this kid under a tree swatting flies away from the raw and open tissue on his leg that had been caused by a flesh-eating bacteria,” she said.
With other people's financial help, he was treated at SDA hospital in Ile-Ife of his ulcer and other diseases.
It was earlier reported that a Nigerian lady, Chika Stacy Oriuwa, made the nation really proud as she graduated from the University of Toronto (UT) school and became a doctor. Oriuwa was the only black student out of a class of 259 students when she enrolled at UT in 2016.
On Tuesday, June 2, the student did not only graduate as the best student but was the school's valedictorian, making her the second black person to have that feat since the inception of the school. She was the first black student in 14 years with the honour.
In 1992, Dr Kristine Whitehead, a present practitioner in Ottawa, was the first black individual with the honour.
"I am extremely pleased to see that Dr. Oriuwa has been recognized by her peers, it is a tremendous honour," Whitehead recognised Oriuwa’s feat.
The Nigerian said that she considers it a great privilege to study medicine, saying that it is also a big responsibility to be a doctor.
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