Life is a gift as even persons born with challenges can attest to. It's difficult to see that when it pricks you with a thorn of challenges, and It is more challenging when you have a disability.
To have to deal with a challenge everyday coupled with life struggles is more or less a challenge of challenges. One can say life was hard enough for persons with disabilities before the emergence of COVID-19. This significantly made the Nigerian Red Cross Society, (NRCS) make the criteria for persons with disabilities to become automatic beneficiaries of its recent Cash Transfer Program.
Mrs. Grace Aigbogun is a 61yr retired headmistress who was an active red crosser way back in secondary school. She has been battling severe pains at her waistline since 2017 which makes her unable to walk without support or stand without leaning on something - a situation she said was diagnosed as Disjointed/degenerated Disk at her spinal cord.
“I have been on medications since 2017 but when the COVID-19 pandemic struck, I have not been able to buy my drugs but with this money I can now resume my medications.”
Her story is not different from that of Mr. Jaffaru Arumegbe and Mr. Adudu George who are both blind. There's also Mr. Ahimatu Omogbai who walks on all fours. They all benefited from the unconditional Cash Transfer Program.