- A 40-year-old woman, Bola Oladejo, has explained how she lost her sight
- Oladejo said that she became blind in 2003 when she got admission to Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Ogun state
- According to her, she lost her father in a auto-crash while trying to find solution to her eyes problem
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"I became blind and lost my father in a fatal accident."
This was the statement made by a 40-year-old woman, Oladejo Bola, while giving account in a chat with Legit.ng on how she lost her sight and her biological father to accident.
She described the experience as scenario that cannot be easily forgotten in her life.
Oladejo hails from Ilero in Iwa local community development area of Oyo state, attended 2nd ADS primary school Ilero between 1987 and 1992 and had her secondary education at ADS comprehensive high school in the same town between 1992 and 1998.
She said she was not born with disability but encountered the challenges on first year of admission at Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Ogun state in 2003.
While going in a memory lane, Bola said she had admission to Federal College of Education, Abeokuta, Ogun state in 2003 with her desire and ambition to study Primary Education and Islamic Studies (PEIS).
She said that having done the necessary things and considered a bonafide student of the institution, she went home on June, 27, 2003 and returned to school on July 7, of the same year, adding that immediately she got to the school, her eyes turned red and three days after her whole body was peeling.
Oladejo said as her parents and other members of the family heard about the incident that befell him, they quickly rushed her to the General Hospital in Lagos, stressing that when the needed attention was not given to her at the hospital in Lagos, she was transfered to University Teaching Hospital(UTH) in Ilorin, Kwara state in 2003.
Bola lamented that the saddest day of her life was the day that her biological father - Fashola Bashiru Abioye died in a fatal accident, adding that her father died on May 22, 2004 on Ilorin-Oyo road while returning home after he had checked on her while on medical admission for the eye treatment.
As a curious and ambitious person, Bola said she did not allow her blindness to rob her off of her ambition in life, stressing that she had another admission at Special College of Education (SPED), Oyo where she was admitted in 2007/2008 academic studies as an applicant to study Social Studies and to the glory of God, she completed the studies in 2010.
She said aside her completion of studies at SPED in 2010, she was also enrolled at Nigerian farm craft, Isherin Ilorin, Lagos state where she was trained how to make beeds, Izal, Dettol soaps, liquid soaps and other respectively.
She added that she had her certificate in December, 2013 and an entrepreneur who could also train others despite the challenges.
Bola who was formerly known as Bahirat Fashola said she was currently working as N-Power Teacher at LA School for the handicapped, Okeho and had also married in 2013 to Mr Oladejo who is also a blind person in Ikirun, Osun State and currently blessed with three children.
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