A 24-year-old Nigerian woman who has never walked a day in her life has shared her story with the world after revealing her intentions to become an activist for physically challenged people.
The young lady identified simply as Victoria shared her story of how she stayed confident and brave with her disability.
She expressed that she was able to become who she is because she grew up with love and care from a family that believed in her ability.
Victoria explained that her family encouraged her and saw her for who she is not for her disability.
According to her, her disability began at the age of one after she had polio and ended up using a wheelchair.
The 24-year-old lady explained that even though she doesn’t know what it feels like to walk on your two feet she knows what it feels like to live.
She further revealed that she wishes to be an inspiration for disabled people to help them understand that they her more than their disability.
Victoria said she wants people with physical disability to know they can be loved, adding that she also wants parents to love their children regardless of their condition.
Read her story below:
“Hello! My name is Victoria (@Victoriajose2671). I’m 24 years old. I had polio when I was a year old. I grew up using a wheelchair, so I don’t know what it is like to walk. But I am sure of one thing, I surely know what it is to live.
I consider myself a very happy person. God blessed me with a wonderful family. They love me unconditionally. They always believed in me and treated me as a normal person. For that reason I grew up a very confident woman.
I have many dreams and I run after my dreams. I do not stop until I achieve them. One of my biggest dream is to become an inspiration for other disabled people. I’m from the African continent.
Unfortunately many disabled people are still being treated as disabled and inactive. My main objective is to change that mentality.
Parents, love your children, believe in them regardless of their physical condition. Don’t deprive your child of education just because he/she is in a wheelchair.
Life does not stop when we find ourselves in a critical physical condition. A loved person is capable of anything. Let’s show more love.”