Woman who left home at 17 becomes medical doctor years later

Woman who left home at 17 becomes medical doctor years later

- A brilliant lady, Chioma Ikwuegbu, has become a medical doctor with two degrees at the age of 24

- Chioma said that the glory was not without challenges as she had to brave odds after leaving home at 17

- The smart lady added that she is the first in her family to study medicine and excel at it

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

A Nigerian lady, Chioma Ikwuegbu, has achieved huge success despite all odds and leaving home at the young teenage age of 17. She studied at the University of the Philippines.

In a tweet on Tuesday, October 6, the lady said prior to leaving the house, she was naive and had always been under her parents' shield all her life.

Out to face life, the lady confronted unimaginable challenges that dampened her many times. According to her, she trudged on despite all till she reached her goal.

Proud African doctor says the profession gives her superhuman power

At the age of 24, Chioma does not only have two university degrees, she is also a medical doctor, making her the first in her family with that feat.

See her tweet below:

Chioma's post has gone viral with over 17,000 likes as at the time of writing this report. Many who commented on her tweet were amazed at her bravery and how she weathered her challenges.

A collage of pictures showing the young doctor.
Photo source: Twitter/Chioma Ikwuegbu

A collage of pictures showing the young doctor. Photo source: Twitter/Chioma Ikwuegbu
Source: UGC

Below are some of the reactions:

@com_rad said:

"Meanwhile this asuu ppl have sworn that I would graduate at 30. After spending years writing jamb. I don de one class since last year and na still first semester. Congratulations dear. My children no go suffer."

@inemrubie said:

"Congratulations to you! No academic journey is easy. You deserve to celebrate and blow your trumpet. The hard work has paid off."

@Darracottosawe said:

"A very big congratulations to you. I'm thrilled by your achievement. Best wishes in your future endeavours."
Beautiful woman who received national award graduates, makes SA proud

@Raychytoye said:

"There is no story without a glory. Congratulations, Doctor! I celebrate you. Greater heights."

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported Kgaogelo Bopape has flown South Africa's flag high. The Grade 12 pupil, who hails from Soweto, managed to obtain an amazing achievement.

The 17-year-old Horizon International School pupil walked away with a bronze medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

The Olympiad was set to be hosted in Russia this year but because of the pandemic, young maths geniuses from around the world took part in it virtually. Bopape not only managed to get a medal, he also made history. The young maths whizz became the first African to ever get a bronze medal at the IMO.

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

Source: Briefly.co.za

Online view pixel