Amb. David Akaninyene Eteka yesterday on his facebook page shared the story of one Mr Owoidoho Gabriel who is disabled but in his disability lies an ability.
Here is what he had to say :
” The day we lose love, human sympathy and affection, that day we begin to lose the relevance of even being alive.
Recently, I came in contact with Owoidoho Gabriel, a young man who few years ago was diagnosed of multiple sclerosis which cost him the use of his two legs and ability to stand, sit unaided, constrained to a wheelchair, yet with so much life and creativity in him.
So today I placed a call on Hon. Ekpeno Gold, Special Adviser to His Excellency Gov Udom Emmanuel on Social Reorientation by 5pm we were already heading to the boy’s house where the parents received us with such high emotions that made the SA shed tears.
It was a very humbling, yet encouraging encounter with the young man whose image appears here. The young man here is an Akwa ibom son of 23 years who hails from Uruan local government area.
However, we found out a talent which was his ability to draw and paint without any serious educational training as he is only an FSLC holder. He said he received this gift years ago in a dream as no one has ever taught him how to draw or paint.
It became imperative that the young man needed everyone to know his abilities despite his circumstances. He’s so promising. He needs assistance to start a life and assist his parents who are just traders.
He needs assistance to start an art showroom here in uyo and also seek medical attention to stop this degenerative sickness. Owoidoho is full of so much life and enthusiasm.
The parents are traders with limited resources to take care of him and his siblings. This is a call to well meaning Nigerians to assist Owoidoho.
The Governor’s aide promised to galvanise well meaning Akwa Ibomites to support this promising young man.
This is a serious burden for me and I’m encouraging my friends to join hands with me, Hon Ekpeno to make this boy’s plight get to the authorities.
God bless you beloved,
Amb David Akaninyene Eteka ”
See Drawings of Owoidoho Gabriel :