Not up to a week ago, photos of Mary, an amputee pure water surfaced online, days her photos went viral on social media, and her determination and hustling spirit touched the hearts of many Nigerians. Thanks to several news outlets which carried her story, the attention of many prominent Nigerians were drawn to Mary including the Lagos state government.
While narrating her story, Mary explained how she lost her leg in an accident back when she was 10 years old. She also narrated how a man who got her pregnant and was supposed to marry her ran away with 500 thousand naira that was transferred to her by a helper. Mary has spent years hustling as a pure water seller while sending money for her child and her grandmother despite her condition.
Thanks to her story that went viral on social media, she was opportune to meet with the state government. So far, donations were made on her behalf by kind-hearted Nigerians and as of now, Mary has the whooping sum of 14 million naira in her bank account.
Aside from earning 14 million naira, she’s currently under care by the Lagos State Government and plans are being made to get her a good apartment and a business according to recent reports. This means that she’s to own an apartment and a business of her own.
There are many things to learn from the life of Mary.
She was a single mum in a bad condition but she didn’t let that stop her from hustling, neither did she give up on herself or her child. There are many amputees in the street begging for money, however, Mary’s determination made her unique and exceptional.
She wouldn’t have been noticed if she was begging in the street, her determination is what made her stand out from the crowd and she’s currently a millionaire.
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Source: Opera News.