Obanye Francess Chizoba was still a very young girl when she obtained permanent scars that devastated her life. Instead of letting go of all her dreams, she didn’t let her injuries stop her from pursuing what she wanted in life. She is now inspiring millions of people around the world with her compelling testimony!
Francess is from a town named Onitsha which is located on the eastern bank of the Niger River in Nigeria. She recently graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Anambra State University. Before reaching the pinnacle of success that she’s enjoying right now, she experienced, according to her interview with fellow burn survivor Kay Obum, the saddest moment of her life.
She was still 9-years-old when an aunt poured acid on her delicate little body due to a family feud. The woman ran away right after the incident, and Francess never saw her again. However, after that day her life changed drastically.
When she was asked which moment was the saddest in her life, she answered this very heart-breaking answer:
“The day the scars happened.”
Francess grew up being feared by all the other kids, insulted by her friends, pitied by whoever heard her story and turned away by the people around her, but by the grace of God and her mom by her side, she was able to stand up on her own feet again and face everything life has to offer.
“It was not easy, but God’s grace is sufficient. I accepted my challenge, and I looked for ways to move on. Thank God for my mum always there giving me courage,” she shared with Kay.
Francess is hoping for God’s provision for her surgery and abundant blessing from God. She is not focusing on her own limitations, but she’s trusting God that He’ll provide all her needs.
She is now inspiring millions of people with her story, and encouraging everyone to never let challenges hinder you from what you want to do. She was able to find purpose and direction in her life, and she’s urging others to overcome their problems.
“Just overcome and move on. Never give up on life no matter how hard it is,” Francess said, concluding her interview with Kay with these inspiring words.
This article was written by Rhoda Gayle Cabrera.