- Since she went viral, amputee Mary Daniel has received huge financial support from Nigerians to better her living condition
- Mary said she had engaged in several menial jobs like firewood and fruits selling as well as fetching water for people before she ventured into water hawking
- The 26-year-old said she almost took the most drastic measures but changed her mind
Never in her wildest dreams had she imagined that people will help her, so thought amputee Mary Daniel Onu who had gone viral after photos of her hawking bottled water surfaced online.
The 26-year-old indigene of Kogi in an interview with BBC narrated how she became an amputee.
According to her, she lost her leg to an accident that claimed everyone else's life including her parents.
This, she said, happened in 2006. Life took a different turn for the young lady as her condition made her drop out of school in junior secondary school.
She had done menial jobs like firewood and fruits business, fetching water for people and so forth just to care for her little kid and grandmother before she eventually considered bottled water hawking.
Highlighting her challenges as a Lagos hawker, Mary who had migrated to Lagos on her own said at times, motors hit her and customers run away with her money.
Mary stated that she had one time nursed the thoughts of jumping into a Lagos river to take her life but the thought of leaving her child to the care of no one dissuaded her.
Meanwhile, Briefly News reported a young man, Gerhard Grove recently headed to Facebook's ImStaying to share a heartwarming post about an honest petrol attendant, Petrus that went above and beyond to return his wallet that was full of money.
"We stopped for fuel at the Engen garage in Harrismith(the old Engen with the N5 restaurant) and my wallet fell out. Even though my wallet was full of cash, the petrol attendant Petrus found my number inside my wallet and phoned me immediately without taking a cent, there’s still good people out there and they need recognition.
"Thanks to Petrus for my wallet and Fika for letting Petrus use your phone to phone me Engen SA you guys can be proud to have a worker like Petrus working for you," he wrote in the inspiring post.
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