Young tricycle rider who lost leg to burning charcoals cries for help

Young tricycle rider who lost leg to burning charcoals cries for help

- A 23-year-old man, Daniel Chimezie Mbah, who lost his leg to a terrible accident when he was a kid has begged Nigerians for help

- Daniel said after making findings, he realised that he would need the sum of N5 million to get a good prosthetic leg

- The Nigerian said he is a "keke" rider, a transport system that was recently banned on major roads in Rivers state

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A Nigerian man, Daniel Chimezie Mbah, on Wednesday, November 4, narrated the touching story of how he lost his leg at the age of three in 2000 when his family was living in Abuja.

He said he was coming together with his school mates, playing football when they kicked the ball to a restaurant’s open-air kitchen. To retrieve it, Daniel mistakenly walked on burning coals thinking they were just harmless ashes.

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Sinking into a hole filled with burning charcoals, he was trapped and could not immediately get help until one of his legs got deformed.

He lived most of his childhood with a very bad leg until it was later amputated as a solution to ease him of the pains.

Daniel said the first time he good a cheap prosthetic leg, it made his movement so uneasy.
Photo source: Twitter/@dannyog_1
Daniel said the first time he got a cheap prosthetic leg, it made his movement so uneasy. Photo source: Twitter/@dannyog_1
Source: UGC

After the surgery, he stayed in the hospital for months because he needed a prosthetic leg. When it, however, came, the thing was so heavy that it did not do much to help mobility.

To make ends meet, the man had to raise money to get a used tricycle popularly known as keke. With the ban on it as a means of transportation on major roads in Rivers state, his means of survival is threatened.

A part of his thread read:

"My name is Daniel Chimezie Mbah, from Emudo Nenwe, Aninri LGA of Enugu state, Nigeria. I was born on February 17th 1997 at Suleja Niger state. I and my family were living at Madalla/Zuba in Abuja. When I was about 3yrs old, in the year 2000, I had a terrible accident that deformed my right leg.

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"One afternoon I was coming back from school with my friend, we were playing football just along our street, as we were playing my friend kicked the ball to the back of a restaurant, where they cook their food, going there to get the ball..., but immediately I stepped on it my leg sunk into a hole filled fit hot coal..."

Read his full thread here

Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that a hardworking mathematics teacher, Michael Thompson, narrated how he was first received by his students when he walked into their class.

Michael, a physically-challenged man, said that his student never liked him as they mocked him because he uses crutches for movement.

He added that when he heard them say “how can this guy with crutches be our mathematics teacher”, it hurt him so badly.

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