Julienne, 14, who was called a ‘witch’ due to her severe bow legs finally gets a life-changing operation and can now stand tall.
The Cameroonian was just a baby when her mother, Veronique, noticed her legs were bending abnormally.
According to Metro UK, she was formally diagnosed with bow legs, a condition that causes the knees to grow painfully apart.
Julienne said, ‘I used to ask God, ‘Why me, out of all the people in the world?’”.
Walking was a challenge and on the days Julienne couldn’t ride public transport she had to walk to school.
It would take almost two hours of painstaking effort under the sweltering sun to walk to school.
She was even rejected by relatives due to her condition and struggled to even stand sometimes.
Julienne received life-changing treatment by international charity Mercy Ships, who were able to straighten out Julienne’s legs and give her a normal life. Her family couldn’t afford to pay for an operation, but thankfully the charity covered the costs.
She added that ‘I wished I could tell people, but I kept it quiet because I didn’t want people to laugh at me if it didn’t work.’
After a successful operation, Julienne faced yet more hard work with physiotherapist Meg Crameri.
Meg said, ‘It was challenging at times. There were tears and sweat, but it’s obviously all worth it in the end. She’s brave and a fighter.’ It took several months before Julienne was given the green light to return home.
Veronique said, “Before, I was proud of my daughter – every responsible mother loves her child, no matter what their situation is. But now, I am prouder of her than ever because of how hard she has worked and the things she’s able to accomplish.”
When Julienne looks at photos of herself before the surgery, she doesn’t even recognise herself.
She’ll always say, ‘This isn’t me anymore – these aren’t my legs!
“That girl is not me.
“I am so happy. God has sent Mercy Ships to Cameroon. It shows me that God has a special love for me. I would have stayed like that for the rest of my life without Mercy Ships.”
So students of the Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo state took over the streets today, Monday, in protest of the hike in their tuition.
The management of the Adekunle Ajasin University had last week released the tuition fees for both the old and new students of the school for the 2017/2018 academic sessions with an increase of over 500%.
The protesting students were reported to have marched through the popular Oba Adesida road to Alagbaka in Akure, the Ondo State capital, preventing a free flow of traffic as they register their displeasure.
According to reports, the students were armed placards bearing various inscriptions as they chanted solidarity songs in their procession, which grounded commercial...
Mr prophecy is here again. Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu has given a new prophecy and this time it concerns Tonto Dikeh's ex, Churchill Olakunle.
Uche Maduagwu, who claims his prayers and prophecies do come to pass, made it known that Churchill will be blessed with a new wife in few months time.
This prophecy is coming just few months after the philanthropist's marriage to Tonto Dikeh ended with both parties playing the victim to domestic violence.
Uche Maduagwu wrote on his Instagram page that the wife Churchill will be blessed with will not be fake and a drama queen. Read his post below.
''Great men don't need DRAMA, God will give you the best WIFE in a few months time...??? @bigchurchhaven I don't care what people say, if they like let them insult me, i don't have time for FAKE people or Drama QUEENS...??? but i will always support you...