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|Romance / Re: 8 Friends You Need To Say Goodbye To! by hotangel2(f): 10:01am On Jun 07, 2013|
very interesting post. love this
|Forum Games / Re: Who Are You Missing Today? by hotangel2(f): 10:05am On Oct 22, 2011|
Missing every NL member from when I was very active on Nairaland.
New names/faces are fun, but I am reminiscing on back when I used to come on NL like every hour! Mehn, Time don fly, Way back when I had the most number of posts on NL, lol, *sigh*, it is well.
|Health / Re: Disabled, Still I Stand – Lizzy’s Story Of Hope by hotangel2(f): 7:10am On Oct 18, 2011|
AMEN AMEN AMEN AMEN!!! I definitely join my faith with yours, and when God has manifested his healing powers in my life, I will definitely Be emailing you! You are blessed, and thanks for your prayers. God bless you and God bless everyone else that has commented.
|Health / Re: Disabled, Still I Stand – Lizzy’s Story Of Hope by hotangel2(f): 6:29pm On Oct 11, 2011|
Indeed Indeed. You are so right! That's what I said too. You definitely do remember correctly, that was one of my names. WOW,
Thank you so very much, I fell and didn't break. Indeed.
THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE. I know I can't thank you all enough for your kind words, but please know that I am grateful.
PLease keep an eye on my blog http://lizzyoke..com/
must_a_far, I saw your comment, thanks a bunch.
|Health / Re: Disabled, Still I Stand – Lizzy’s Story Of Hope by hotangel2(f): 11:39pm On Oct 10, 2011|
Natasha,,:Thanks a bunch. Good you didn't cry. You can only cry if they are tears of joy, because I overcame. :-)
snazzydawn:I had to show up after you pointed this out to me. I'm touched that a thread was started about me. I Thank BellaNaija For the opportunity to share this. Here's the original post for those interested. http://www.bellanaija.com/2011/10/07/disabled-still-i-stand-a-story-of-hope
Ohh snaps, I just fixed that, sorry about the not leaving comment. I just got the blog, so I'm still getting used to it. Thanks for bringing this to my knowledge.
Now, About your younger sister, I am sorry to hear about her story. But with family members like you, I know she's in good hands. Please send my regards to her, and I say a quick a prayer for her. It is well with her in Jesus name. Please don't be a stranger, and indeed no one is anonymous. When you comment on my blog, please leave a link to your blog so I can keep up with you. :-)
dustydee:Tears of joy only please. I overcame. And what the devil wanted to use for bad, has now been used for good. :-)
Thanks to Sike and goggs. :-)
|Health / Re: Disabled, Still I Stand – Lizzy’s Story Of Hope by hotangel2(f): 8:08pm On Oct 10, 2011|
Oh Dear, My Nairaland Family still representing?
Thanks to the person who started this thread. I am short of words, and I can only say God bless you all for your kind words. God is good, and it's only through him that my life could be what it currently is despite what the devil tried to do.
I know I've been off NL for a while, But I'd like to thank Snazzydawn for drawing my attention to this post.
There is definitely more to come, and I'm not stopping now.
Please take a moment to visit my website at http://lizzyoke..com/
Thanks again to everyone, and I hope that my message is making a difference in your lives. :-)
|Politics / Re: The Physically Challenged/handicap in Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 4:41am On Jul 22, 2011|
This video makes sense.
You might wanna check out this Topic I started a while back.
Disability awareness in Nigeria
|Culture / Re: Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 4:31am On Jul 22, 2011|
I hope you're all still helping those around you who need help? The Lord is your strength.
@Yield, I just watched the video you posted, and I must say, That about sums it all up. I pray the change continues.
|Culture / Re: Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 11:30am On Apr 09, 2011|
Amen to your prayers. I thank you all for taking out the time to read this.
Currently, I'm still in school, and trying to finish my final year. After which, by the grace of God I could start to see into the things I can do to help make this awareness exactly what I envision it to be.
In the mean time, I can only urge you all to be considerate and be the beginning of the change we all want to see in the issue of Disability in Nigeria.
|Nairaland / General / Re: 50 Men and Women That Moved Nairaland: 2005-2010 by hotangel2(f): 9:24am On Jan 04, 2011|
Ehen, Lol, Okay, That's why I didn't know you.
Mehn, I was addicted to NL, I Miss this place, but all is well. :-)
africanboy:Busy with life o. Very busy with life. I also had a bad accident. But I had quit NL even before the accident though, You can read my story on this post on NL,
|Culture / Re: Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 8:11am On Jan 04, 2011|
This Post I saw today on Nairaland made me happy,
You all should check it out,
Omotola Jalade Visits Disabled Children and helps them. Click to view full story
Also, I saw a NIGERIAN MOVIE Titled FELICIMA!
It is exactly what we need in Nigeria. A Movie about awareness to Disability in Nigeria. Please Get the movie if you can, and watch it.
It's also available to watch for free on www.ghananation.com In the Movies/Videos section.
PLEASE WATCH IT IF YOU CAN! I am soo happy today after seeing these two things. Omotola doing a good deed. And Genevieve Nnaji in a Movie that REALLY raises awareness to Disability in Nigeria! I am Glad!
|Culture / Re: Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 12:54am On Dec 28, 2010|
I'm glad that this thread has given others with disability problems a chance to express themselves.
|Food / Re: What Are You Eating/drinking Right Now? by hotangel2(f): 6:51pm On Dec 23, 2010|
Hunger dey wire me right now oo,
Dis thread is still Alive,
|Culture / Re: Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 9:05am On Dec 23, 2010|
kristonium:Sir, I myself was very cautious with this word Disabled. Before I created this thread, it was something I struggled with severely.
I did however come to realize that for this thread to be understood, for the situation at hand to be very well understood, there IS no point sugar-coating it.
There is no point using words such as physically challenged, unable to walk, unable to stand, not totally mobile, bed ridden, standing on one foot and limping on the other, demonstrating inability to walk, or Whatever other derivatives of the word disabled there are.
Using the word does not mean you are accepting of the position. It doesn't mean you're being bitter, or angry, or sad. What matters is NOT the word you use to describe the situation, What matters is the awareness being brought to the situation.
For you to understand the magnitude of the position he's in, and what he's going through, that word had to be used. We don't say the motherless babies are "parentally challenged". We call them motherless babies so that they can get awareness to the situation, and people can go adopt the babies.
People like when things are sugar coated because lets face it, it makes us smile and help us to continue living our lives. Abi? But no, Change is necessary, so no sugar coating allowed.
|Culture / Re: Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 8:40am On Dec 23, 2010|
This is sad, but it's the way of human. It's just something about the physical. Someone once said we are physical beings, and I must say, This is SADLY true.
It happens to everyone. We see a very ripe apple in the market, and we choose it instead of the not too ripe apple. We forget that we live 4 hours away from the market, not counting traffic/hold up. We forget that when we get home, there might be no light, and thus we can't keep the apple in the fridge to keep it safe. We immediately pick the very ripe apple thinking haa, "Ha! This is the best of the bunch". We don't pay attention to the possibilities that a not too ripe apple is what we should buy.
I am not going to go around faulting humans for immediately discarding or not giving two thoughts to a person who is physically challenged/disabled/crippled/lame/diseased or whichever word you want to use. I have come to realize that I don't need to direct my energy towards those people, but rather towards the people who have been able to look past that!
And I commend you for having a degree sir! This is the way to go, Too often I see disabled people who say "Well what is the point, I have done all I could do and nobody cares, I might as well remain as I am". And they don't strive to do something else worthwhile with themselves! When you are already lacking in one aspect, I believe you should do all you can do to make yourself better in other aspects that you are able to better at. Don't just give up entirely in all aspects.
@ Ibo Man. First I thank God for your life. Thanks for sharing your story and for teaching at the hospital you were at.
I thank God for your mother in your life, and I must say, indeed it helps a great deal when you have loving people by your side! I know this, first hand.
Believing, I sure will, because I know nothing is impossible with my God.
I understand what you mean when you say you still can't go into some places. It's sad that a person using a stick is still being prejudiced against. I mean, what should the person on a wheelchair then say?
I really believe that until people who they themselves are disabled begin to talk, a lot will not get done.
You can see someone and "pity" them, but you really don't know how it feels walking in their shoes. So I urge people who have "been there" to raise their voices and allow yourself to BE heard.
Also, people who have Very close family members in this position, and you know how it is, you need to raise your voice and be heard. Until then, not much will be done.
Thank you for raising your voice Ibo Man. I Believe your speech must have helped in some way or the other.
Ibo Man:I would love that as well, God willing. You have the right start already. By going back to that teaching hospital.
|Culture / Re: Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 5:46am On Dec 22, 2010|
Just look at this.
The turn out is amazing already.
I am more than glad that you all have chosen to read and reply to this piece.
I am glad you are living a positive life. The Lord will continue to strengthen you.
I understand what you mean by most people will not understand the level of this problem. That is why I chose to point out some of the obvious problems associated with physical disability in Nigeria.
It will be another thing entirely to start going into things such as Urinary catherization kits, suppositories for fecal elimination, and every other deep and real issues people with physical disabilities have to deal with.
Let's get the communities attention first with the changes that can be made in the mean while, such as roads, buildings and so on, and then, by God's grace, other changes will happen. Like the government supplying individuals with catherization kits and so on.
kristonium:I will send you an email, and we can go from there. Thanks. Hopefully something happens from this.
Gboliwe:Oh lord. This is what I am talking about.
The Lord will give you strength and the ability to carry on. Change MUST happen, so that people like you will be given a chance. You have the requirements!
You went to school.
If you studied banking, Nothing said you need legs to be a banker!
slamjam:I also don't live in Nigeria, and this is the main reason I decided to start something by means of internet. If I was IN Nigeria, I would love to go places and try to get people to help out.
I really also, don't know exactly what I can do right now. Awareness and endorsements to organization who are already working on this sort of project is the main goal right now.
And a change in the hearts of people towards disability.
When anything happens, I'll be sure to inform you all. I Will keep in touch with this Thread.
|Culture / Re: Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 5:53am On Dec 21, 2010|
Thank you very much. I appreciate your willingness to help out. People like you are needed!
Inked_Nerd:Yes, care is necessary. It is a vital part of gaining independence and being able to walk again or live a "normal life".
I am glad to hear that your cousin is doing great!
I thank you for your willingness to help as well. You are needed.
And this goes out to everyone who wants to help, Please keep in mind that I will definitely keep you updated if anything comes up.
I will use this Thread as a means to share things with you all.
I really don't know how I am going to go by this, but I know God will make a way, and when that way comes, You all will hear of it, and your help with be very well appreciated.
But until then, don't just sit still. Begin to do something right now. As I stated earlier, it could be just clearing the path the disabled person is moving along.
Ensuring that Your house, shops, businesses, market area is accessible to physically disabled people.
God Bless you.
|Culture / Re: Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 4:41am On Dec 21, 2010|
Thanks. In fact I also saw some people crawling on all fours, their knees and hands. These are people that should have access to wheelchairs, and whatever else they would need to be independent but the government does not provide that.
Aside from what the government does not do, It's sickening as you said how fellow citizens treat the disabled.
alj harem:Thanks. God Bless you as well, Nigeria will see the light very soon. Everyone has a part to play as I stated.
oludashmi:I definitely understood the strategy thing. I mean, I practically needed help one way or the other, getting up and down of some stairs, and curbs, and bumps, and ohh goodness, roads that aren't tiled. Those sand suck up the tires of the wheelchair! How can a disabled person be independent with all that?
I long for something that will not turn into a ghost.
We first need to get rid of the mentality that "these things happen only in books". Tenacity and continuous effort on the awareness is what will eventually elicit changes.
mukina2:Thank You. Amen! God bless you.
ifyalways:Much as my flesh wants to take credit for the confident, I cannot. I thank God and give him the glory. I have strength beyond my comprehension, and I just give thanks to God for it.
Thank you very much. Your words keep me fired up.
marabout:Oh you flatter me. Hero now? I am merely a girl who has been blessed enough to appreciate life. Saved from a tragedy, and still living a happy life.
Neurologists definitely do say what they may. But I have learnt not believe in their report. This does not mean I am non-complaint to medical advices, after all I am a nursing students and I very well understand what it means to comply to medicine. But In the act of compliance, I always remember that my trust in the Lord, and he is the author and finisher of all that concerns me.
The issue you have raised about how some disabled people are reaping the rewards of their evil deeds is very very true. I don't like to say this, but most Nigerian have tied everything to a thing of racial barriers or religious issues.
Quite understandably, as a Christian, I know that the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10)
But this does not mean that the person who has been affected is THE devil,
To turn this issue of lack of awareness of the disabled people in Nigeria would be covering up the CHANGE that needs to begin to take place!
It doesn't matter how the disability came by, or how it could have been avoided. All I want now is, How can these disabled people LIVE a better life now that This has happened to them?!
armyofone:As I stated previously, It doesn't matter how the disability came by, or how it could have been avoided. All I want now is, How can these disabled people LIVE a better life now that This has happened to them?!
kabukabu50:Nigeria has some ways to go, but the change need to start somewhere. A lot of people see that the change will take a long process, and so they just discard the idea entirely. Someone has to start somewhere.
Children should not be isolated in their parents home because they have physical disability and can't go to school.
It reinforces the fact that those children are not a part of the society. Which is NOT true. They are the same as every other kids. And Other kids would be more accepting of them if they see them doing some of the things that THEY are doing, like coming to school, reading books e.t.c.
I realized something on my visit to Nigeria by the way. Considering that I was well dressed, not begging for money or food, and definitely appeared happy and well-to-do, I perceived that I was very well received by most people. Aside from the obvious question: "what happened? Why are you using a wheelchair"?
nethacker:I appreciate your kind words. :-)
mendax:Truth! Absolute Truth! My favorite part of your post is how you not only limit the change to the government, but also every individual. This is my message exactly. As much as the government is a MAJOR part of this whole thing, citizens need to also take it upon themselves to do something.
@ Natume, Thanks dear.
omobachi:That's a testimony. I believe.
My life is already a testimony. No giving up here. No sulking or feeling bad either.
Thank you all so much for taking out the time to read this and I believe that change is beginning with each and everyone of us. Get the word out there. Send the link to this post to your friends. email them. Facebook them. Let's start shedding light to this issue.
You wouldn't know what you can do till you start doing it.
I do not pray for any of you or your family members to be disabled. But you don't want a situation where it's when disability strikes that you now start trying to change things.
|Culture / Disability Awareness In Nigeria by hotangel2(f): 8:03pm On Dec 19, 2010|
Since my last Visit to Nigeria in 2009, it has been in my heart to go back there to increase the awareness to people who are "disabled". This was my first time in Nigeria after I had the tragic car accident in March 2008 which left me with practically no other choice than to make use of a wheelchair in order to gain independence and be mobile. I was a little skeptical on going to Nigeria at first, not because of how I would be perceived as a person on a wheelchair, but because let’s face it, roads in Nigeria aren’t the best, and almost every building is NOT wheelchair accessible. As most of you already know, I don’t let this physical disability stop me from living my life and doing that which I want to do. I have been able, by the grace of God to go back to school, travel everywhere I want to go to (well, everywhere I can afford to, oh wait, I mean, everywhere my father buys me ticket to go to, lol), and do the things I want to do, because I now have a deeper understanding of the phrase “Life is short”. I stay smiling because I genuinely know joy that is beyond comprehension. I am thankful for being alive and well, and one thing stays constant in my life, My Faith in God. I believe that I will walk again, but until that time, I will continue to conquer and live this life. Do I have rough days? *Uses British accent* Oh No dear! Rough days?! Whatever does that mean? LOL, Okay, okay… Jokes aside. Well of course I have rough days, we all have rough days. But I always try to remember on those rough days: “This too shall pass”. I have been blessed with AMAZING people in my life, and I just can’t say much other than: GOD YOU ARE SO GOOD!
Now that I have given you a brief history of myself, let’s go back to what I was saying about wanting to increase the awareness to people who are physically disabled in Nigeria. Physical disability does not mean mental disability, and this is something that I really think a lot of people don't get yet.
Most Nigerians see a person on the street using a wheelchair, begging for money, food or basic everyday needs and they just snob them and immediately think "haa, another one trying to get MY money"! It is one thing to be poor and “able bodied”, and it’s another thing entirely to be poor and “disabled”.
My reason for wanting to go back to Nigeria is not because I was treated wrong when I was there, and thus I long for something better. No, not at all, I dare say I was treated like royalty! Independent as I am, I had cousins, aunties, friends, neighbors, strangers, and just about everybody, offering to help me. I could go on living my life thinking this is the life every “disabled” person in Nigeria lives, but the truth remains: this is not the treatment the everyday person on a wheelchair or with any form of disability in Nigeria gets.
Roads in Nigeria are NOT wheelchair accessible. Offices, buildings, shopping stores, markets, even schools are not accessible. I understand the aesthetics of stairs in a building, but SERIOUSLY? Does every building have to have stairs? On my visit, I wanted to go into a bank with my friend and her mother, but come to find out, the bank had about 4 steps of stairs, and if by some way or manner I was able to get past the stairs, the doors to the bank are so small that a wheelchair would not fit into it. So where does this leave a person on a wheelchair? No access to banks? Schools? Businesses? Companies? Without education, we know it’s hard to get a good well paying job, and without access to most business places, a disabled individual is more susceptible to being poor, and having to beg for money and basic every day necessities.
Nigerians living in Nigeria, I’m sure you’re not blind, you see these people on the streets, in the market, and everywhere. You know that they are living very poor lives and most of them, though they are mentally capable would not be given the time of the day at a work place or taken seriously in the business world. They deserve much more than being treated as incapable just because of their physical deformities. This might be some sort of a stretch, because I know some of the “able bodied” in Nigeria have not secured a good job talk more the physically disabled, but these people are human and they need to have equal rights as well.
As I stated earlier, ever since 2009, it has been in my heart to do something about this, get some sort of awareness thing started out there, to just do something! But until now, I was thinking I had to be IN Nigeria to start doing something, I was thinking I had to be seen and be heard audibly! I forgot that I can start by talking to the few people I am able to reach by typing.
So what is my point today? Where exactly am I trying to reach with this?
Well thanks for asking. I plead with everyone of you, when you go out today and you see a person who is not able bodied, or someone who is not standing up as tall as you are, because of a birth defect, an accident, abuse, neglect, or a disease, Please lend a helping hand to them. It doesn’t matter what you give, nothing is too little. It doesn’t have to be cash or food, it could be a smile, a handshake, a lift, clearing out the path they’re moving along, or just plainly asking them “how are you doing”. If you are an architect, a construction worker, remember to make the buildings you’re making accessible to those with physical disability. If you’re a citizen, trying to get on a bus, watch carefully, look at that guy who can’t run to the bus as fast as you can, and give him the chance to get inside the bus. If you’re a teacher, remember that, the boy on a wheelchair who can’t participate in sports could be the best on the debate team. Everybody has a part to play here.
Although this note focuses more on disability awareness in Nigeria, I urge everyone everywhere to look around you, and help those who are less privileged whichever way you can.
P.S: I am NOT stating that everyone who has a disability brought on by an accident, a disease, abuse, neglect or on a wheelchair in Nigeria are poor, lacking or wanting! When you want to give, give to those who are needy. If you see a person on a chair and you go give them 200 naira, and you get a dirty slap, Biko, No call my name o, lol. Jor o, I no send you! Ensure that they are in the position of need, and remember Nothing is too small to give.
After all this is the season to be Jolly, Give a gift today.
Be Part of the Change in Someone’s life
God Bless you.
Signed: Elizabeth Oke.
P.P.S: Remember there's nothing God cannot do.My life is my testimony and I am very glad and thankful!
As you give a gift to the less privileged, remember to most importantly Give a Gift of thanks to God for your life and the lives of your friends and family. :-)
Happy Holidays! Remember The Reason for The Season: JESUS!
|Crime / Re: A Nigerian Student Shot And Killed In Us by hotangel2(f): 3:31am On Dec 04, 2010|
I don't know this dude, but May his soul rest in perfect peace.
So sad, I can't believe how humans can be so evil. Those neighbors! May Heaven Forgive them!
|Nairaland / General / Re: 50 Men and Women That Moved Nairaland: 2005-2010 by hotangel2(f): 1:25pm On Jul 16, 2010|
Indeed oo, Na me,
How una dey?
|Nairaland / General / Re: 50 Men and Women That Moved Nairaland: 2005-2010 by hotangel2(f): 11:59pm On Jun 17, 2010|
WOW, I was worthy of an award!!
But Idk if i should be happy? I made silver?!? Haba why?!? Me? I mean, I mean, I mean, It's me now. LOL. I had the most post on NL! I was on top, I was, ehn, ehn, Ohh Abeggiii. Don't mind me. Gone are those days abi?
Anyhoo, I take the award with a smile.
|Food / Re: What Are You Eating/drinking Right Now? by hotangel2(f): 1:06am On Jan 16, 2010|
Wow, This topic is still alive?
well, Just ate rice and beans,
|Romance / Re: Is Anything Wrong Dating Your Younger Sister's Friend? by hotangel2(f): 1:01am On Jan 16, 2010|
No there's nothing wrong in Dating your younger sister's friend.
But, Yes, something could be wrong in dating Your own sister's friend.
Now, before you think I'm crazy and not making an ounce of sense, Listen to what I have to say. There are people in successful and happy relationships with their younger sister's friend, and their sisters are okay with it, But your own sister in particular might not be okay with you dating her friend.
So, before you make a move on her friend, I'll advice that you talk to your sister about this first. Ask her if she doesn't mind you dating her friend.
And when you say the age difference is 4 years, I Hope you don't mean 18 and 14, lol, Cos, that'll just bee unacceptable.
Then again, I hope you know that, just because you are feeling her friend, is not a guarantee that her friend is feeling you,
|Forum Games / Re: Best Qualities of Nairaland Members by hotangel2(f): 12:24am On Jan 16, 2010|
nich:Life happened my dear, lol, I've been alive, and around. Chilling, living life and doing good. And Yes, I don't know you, but definitely nice to meet you. :-)
uchetobi:Ohhh noooo, She's not. lol, Not fully back. Just looking around. I don't think it's possible for me to be Fully Back yet though. AT least, Not as I was back then. To be #1 on Nairaland again is definitely not gonna happen. lol, I see that mukina2 took that spot.
But, I will show up once in a while.
Hope Y'all are doing good?
|Forum Games / Re: Best Qualities of Nairaland Members by hotangel2(f): 2:25am On Jan 15, 2010|
Memories, Memories, Memories, I wonder where some people are and how they are doing
And I Thank God for those that I'm still in contact with.
I Thank Members of NL for being a part of my intellectual growth, and for all the fun times shared with y'all,
God Bless everyone.
Signed: The one and only Hot-angel!!! Lol.
|Forum Games / Re: Look At The Person's Profile Above Yours & Make A Comment by hotangel2(f): 4:46pm On Oct 01, 2008|
cute teddy bear, and I love you too, lol,
|Forum Games / Re: With Three Word Per Post! by hotangel2(f): 9:17am On Nov 14, 2007|
God Is Good?
|Forum Games / Re: Be The Last Person To Post Here: by hotangel2(f): 9:16am On Nov 14, 2007|
How y'all doing today??
|Forum Games / Re: The Game Starts With The Last Word by hotangel2(f): 9:12am On Nov 14, 2007|
Addiction is bad.
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