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Olaitan Akinsola Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy: How Olaitan Overcame Nollywood-Shaped Fetish Beliefs about her Daughter’s Diagnosis 

The African continent is a place where traditional beliefs are rife. According to divinity scholar Jacob Olupona, about 10% of Africa’s 1.4 billion people are adherents of traditional beliefs. However often than not, these traditional beliefs are intertwined with the more predominant religious beliefs that make up the remaining 90%, making it difficult to draw …

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Funto Oguntiloye Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus: How coping with discrimination strengthened Funto’s mental health

Nigerians living with disabilities are often marginalised and discriminated against, which has dire consequences not only for their daily living but mental health as well. The nine-month process from pregnancy to childbirth can be very complicated and delicate. When the child is born healthy however, those fears and anxieties are put to bed. Like for …

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Modupe Ajayi Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus: The first step on the journey of transformation

God orchestrated my journey, set doctors, nurses in place, gave me the gift of men too. And though it seems she was rejected by her very own, God gave her many fathers and mothers in return who loved her like their very own. And throughout her journey, she never lacked love. She thrived through love. …

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Hydrocephalus: Remembering Didunoluwa’s life and her mother’s ordeal

The brain is one of the most vital organs of the body because it controls virtually all functions from thinking, movement to breathing, digestion, beating of the heart and so much more. The importance of a healthy brain can therefore not be underestimated. So, what about when things go south like hearing there’s excess water …

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How Hydrocephalus almost derailed my life

The birth of a child is one of the sweetest experiences in life, and nothing is sweeter than when the child comes out without any complications or conditions, especially those considered congenital (present at birth). That wasn’t for me though. Head circumference is the measurement of a child’s head usually taken when a baby is …

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