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Amputee Hawker Set to Open Supermarket As She Turns 27



Amputee Hawker Set to Open Supermarket As She Turns 27

Mary Daniel Onu is still getting rave attention after her story touched the hearts of a lot of well-meaning Nigerians who offered to help her in various ways.

The amputee lady who went viral after photos of her hawking water in Lagos seized social media a couple of days, has risen from the ashes of penury to a rich lady after she got cash donations from people from all walks of life, including Imo Chief of Staff, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu.

Mary turned 27 on April 23 and whilst reveling in her newfound status, she revealed she’s set to establish a supermarket with donations she received from within and outside Nigeria. “I feel happy today,” Mary said during her birthday.

Speaking further, Mary said; “I didn’t celebrate my birthday last year. I am grateful to God for what He has done in my life. I never thought I would mark my birthday in a big way like this.

“People who know me before now have been calling me and making kind remarks about me. They said I have changed for good and they can hardly recognise me again.”

She said; “I want to set up a supermarket where I will be selling cartons of noodles, bottled water, drinks, food stuffs and other items. “I plan to employ two of my cousins. One is based in Awka (Anambra) while the other is based in Asaba (Delta).

”They will relocate to Lagos and join me in running the supermarket. As soon as I get my own apartment, I will bring my daughter to Lagos. I hope my story will inspire people in my condition to always try to struggle to earn a living.”

According to her, a non-governmental organisation has decided to pick up the bill of prosthesis to be procured for her.

“The people that will do the artificial leg came on Monday to take the measurement of my leg. They said it would be ready in one month’s time,” she said.


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