Yes, sometimes, our stories are different, we have always been good at sports, we were meant to go places or we are even attaining the height of our sporting career then that accident happens… and we feel all crushed and broken. We have no zeal to go on because our source of fame and income is over or so it seems. We are dead inside before even that disease attempts to kill us.
Remember Kanu Nwankwo who had surgery to replace his aortic valve at the peak of his career, he did not give up he had faith in God. And he had many more fruitful years as a professional footballer even after his surgery.
Kaka( Ricardo Izescon dos Santos Leite) started off well from childhood as a footballer at the age of 8 and he had a bright future in his career as a footballer but at the age of 18, he had a swimming accident which almost cost him his career as he suffered from paralysis-inducing spinal fracture but made a remarkable recovery which he attributes to his faith in God. Today he is a renowned footballer who went on to greater heights in his career even after 9that accident.
And I call him the man who fought death…Sean Swarner, he was the only one in the world to have suffered from both Hodgkin’s disease and Askin sarcoma but he defiled all odds and survived. He went on with his life to climb the highest mountain in every continent in the Seven Peak Challenge.
And what of the woman who defeated the deadly Ebola disease, Dr. Ada Igonoh, against all odds she survived when death stared at her in the face. She just knew she had to survive and God made it so. She had faith, strength and dedication and she survived, now she tells her story and inspire others.