A pretty girl has come out in flying colours after a tragic accident threatened to end her life. The girl identified as Rebecca Chinyere Uchendu made a first class despite battling for her life after a horrible accident in Oyo state. The University of Ibadan graduate is currently a Corps member serving in Enugu state.
This is the story she shared on her social media handle:
“Saturday evening November 14 2015, reminds me of what it means “2fight for one’s life’. As I boarded a 20mins bike 4rm my school (UI) 2d University college hospital (UCH, Ibadan) for a quick visit. I had no idea that was going to be my home for a while as within 5mins of leaving the school gate all I remember is a car running in to my bike from the side.
Me dragging my almost lifeless body away from the busy road tasting blood in my mouth, pain all over my body. Voices of concerned passers-by helping me up as they asked…’who should we call?’. Jesus help me’ is all I could mutter as I was trying hard to hold onto my life while hearing ‘Rebecca please don’t sleep, just keep looking at this light’ (Nokia torch light).
Drips, injections, doctors, questions. Darkness…I couldn’t see a thing anymore…then I couldn’t make good sentences. ‘We have to run a CT scan and X-rays, to check her brain and her spinal cord’…that’s the last thing I heard.
‘Neuro ward’, that’s where I spent d following days. “The nurses would clean your wounds daily but you are not to move or turn your head, you will have to eat, urinate, poo, bathe on this bed. We need to be sure your spinal cord was not affected.” the doctor said.
Night was the time everything about life made me sad. I was a final year student, my project was still there, and I had exams in 2weeks. I cried every night. Was I going to have an extra year? I kept asking God so many questions. I depended on the nurses for everything…..everything! I left the hospital and then faced reality.
My project, exams. I studied hard, it was difficult because I had to wear the neck collar since I insisted on going back to school, I did not want bed rest.
So everything I did was with my neck collar: eat, drink, bathe, read. I could not bend, lift heavy things, or sleep on a bed. I would cry every time because I was in pain but I had to be strong.
I read in neck collar, wrote my exams, defended my project and graduated wit a 5.0 CGPA.
Wit the help of God, family, friends, lecturers, roommate, course mates and doctors, I pulled through.
Oh!…I still do not know the car or the man who hit me. Witnesses said, he ran his tyres on us, dragged us as the bike got hooked to the car and drove off on top speed! #TeamUnion #Unstop”