“I was a perfect, healthy and beautiful kid until a nurse injected me”


Mobility challenged Nigerian pharmacist, Blessing Mary Ocheido, has revealed that she was not born disabled. 

Blessing, who recently got married , is a United Nations Youth Steering Committee member on Beijing+25, an Enterprise for Peace Scholar and a 2021 One Young World Ambassador. She has won several awards, including a humanitarian award from Voice Global recognizing her advocacy to reduce inequalities in Nigeria. 

The disability advocate made the revelation on Thursday, July 1, as she counts down to her birthday. 

According to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria graduate, she was a perfect and healthy kid but stopped walking the day a nurse gave her an injection when she fell ill with malaria over twenty years ago. 

“It’s officially 14 days to my birthday! As such, my 14 days of gratitude begin today. Today, I’m grateful that a major disability I suffered in my childhood did not destroy me,”


Growing up, I was a rambunctious kid; I loved to play, dance and make mischief….

Source: Linda Ikeji