- Fumbi Josiah, a visually-impaired woman, said she decided not to take her own life because she did not want her daughter to be motherless
- According to her, being blind has thrown a lot of challenges her way, including her inability to assist her husband financially
- The woman lost her sight in 2002 when she was still in junior secondary school
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A visually-impaired woman, Fumbi Josiah, has said she would have taken her own life with insecticide but decided against it because she did not want her daughter to be motherless.
The woman made the revelation in an interview with The Nation, in which she said she lost her sight in 2002 when she was still in junior secondary school.
Briefly.co.za gathers that the mother is unable to secure a job due to her condition, leaving her husband to fend for the family.
She said she makes and sells soap but the money she makes from it is not enough to support her husband.
The woman said:
"So everything just came down on me and one day I went to buy this insect repellent, Sniper, with the intention to drink it and end it all. But just as I was about to go ahead, a thought came to my mind, or rather, a voice. It said to me: ‘If you kill yourself, you will go and leave your daughter to be motherless. You don’t have any parent; do you want your child to go through what you’re going through? Do you want this child too to grow up without a mother?’
In other news, a lady identified as Hafsah Dauda has proven that there is ability in disability after she graduated from Ahmadu Bello University with a law degree.
Dauda, who became visually impaired at the age of two, pursued her dreams in spite of her challenges.
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