Hauwa has fought the battle against Sickle Cell Anaemia for decades, and has remained resilient in the face of it all. In a particular year, Hauwa says she was sick every month.
One day as she lay sick struggling for her life and, sadly, wishing for death, she cast a look aside at her mum, on her praying mat, shedding tears.
Beside her, her father, whose resources she knew she had depleted so substantially egged her on in the battle for life. He told her God could not allow her have a sickness she could not overcome.
With a doting father playing the encourager, and loving mother praying and weeping, Hauwa resolved to stay alive. And she did.
She tells her story in this brief video, and pleads for many to come to the help of indigent ‘sicklers’, as they are often derogatory referred to. Hauwa recounts, also, the many names like witch, ‘Ogbanje’,, etc they are called.
After she sacrificial offered to do this video, breaking off her routine and introducing extra stress, Hauwa fell Ill, again, but today she is up and kicking.
Take a watch: