- An American lady, Melissa, helped a Nigerian boy named Anejado Paul to become a medical doctor
- Melissa picked the boy up from the street and treated him of his ulcer with contributions from others 19 years ago
- After Paul passed his medical exams and became a medical doctor, the American lady came out and appreciated everyone who gave to his success
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A Nigerian boy, Anejado Paul was picked off the street by a good Samaritan from the US, Melissa, 19 years ago. The story did not end there. Paul went ahead to succeed and became a medical doctor.
The American lady spoke about how her family met Paul in a village in central Nigeria. She also recalled how her heart broke for the kind of condition he was living in, NigerianVoice reports.
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“Our family first met Anejodo Paul in a small remote village in central Nigeria about 18 and a half years ago.
“I remember my heartbreaking when I saw this kid under a tree swatting flies away from the raw and open tissue on his leg that had been caused by a flesh-eating bacteria,” she said.
With other people's financial help, he was treated at SDA hospital in Ile-Ife of his ulcer and other diseases.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Martin Folsom, an 18-year old high school senior student from Florida, is graduating as valedictorian of his class despite the challenges of being homeless over the years.
A report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Blacknews.com indicates that Folsom graduated from A. Philip Randolph Career Academies in Jacksonville.
It is also reported that apart from just excelling in academics, Folsom was also very charismatic as he served as the president of the class from his freshman to senior year and was the pillar his mates leaned on for advice and more despite his homelessness.
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