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Mary Daniel: Single mother amputee on why she hawks in Lagos traffic



26-year-old amputee, Mary Daniel, who had her leg minimize off at age 11 stated starvation will kill her, daughter and grandma if she doesn’t hawk in Lagos site visitors.

Single mom amputee reveals why she hawks in Lagos site visitors
The only mom stated her resolve to not beg on the streets turned her right into a hawker of bottled water on the highways in Oshodi, one in all Lagos’ busiest cities.

“I don’t like begging as a result of I consider I’ve the power to work and cater for myself,” she declared. “I do know I’m not lazy and I took the choice to not beg. Some who’re begging don’t even make as a lot as I do each day. Some folks, out of pity, will reward me N1,000 or N2,000 after shopping for water from me.”

She added, “I want to have a store of my very own in order that I can have a greater means to deal with my daughter and grandma. I used to have one synthetic leg however it was painful at any time when I wore it. So I made a decision to be utilizing a crutch.”

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In an interview with The PUNCH, she revealed how her legs had been amputated at 11, how she grew to become a single mom and extra.

Rising up in Katsina State the place she lived together with her mother and father, Daniel nursed goals of an everyday youngster. She wished to have formal training and aspired to a fantastic future. She was in Main 4 when her lovely hopes had been dashed in December 2006 on the freeway.

That fateful day, she and her mother and father had been travelling to their nation house in Ayingba, Kogi State, for Yuletide, once they had been concerned in a deadly accident.

Her mother and father and a few others died within the crash that crushed her proper leg. That was all she may keep in mind till days later when she was left with a leg.