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Doris Whose Leg Was Amputated Seven Years Ago Is Teaching Us A Thing Or Two About Self-Love



It can be very difficult to keep a positive attitude in the face of challenges, but a 20-year-old Doris, who had her leg amputated is celebrating her seven years as an amputee.

Doris who shared her note of gratitude on her Instagram pagesays she has learnt to love herself and her clutches are her best accessories.

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She wrote:

Happy anniversary to me!

Today makes it the 7th year of my survival. I shall rejoice during the month of November because this is the month that I had my right leg amputated.  When God decided that I can be a better person than what I thought I might have been.

November – the month when I stepped into the gravel road, it was never easy; the pain, tears, heartbreak, torture, depression and all the negative vices you can imagine.

After accepting myself for who I am, today I know happiness, love, care, faith, hope, strength and vision with a purpose to be alive because I never gave up. I was not cursed but God chose me to be His living testimony. He made it a point that I am different from majority. Look at me 7 years later, I am a queen and I have been positive.

I am 20 years old, I am a confident young woman. I believe that disability is attitude. I believe I’m no different from any woman and I cannot be defined less than that. Basically, I choose not to be defined by my challenges. So in my 7 years as an amputee, I have learned to have self-love, my clutches are my best accessories. I always have my beautiful smile as my make-up.  It defines me before the world. It is the voice to my silence.
I see so much faith in myself and it scares me. To think of where I have been and where I am going makes me emotional. I will change the world tomorrow!
I am happy with or without a limb!!

That something wonderful is going to happen even with all the ups and downs. Never take a day for granted. Cherish the little things and hug the ones you love. No pain, no gain. I believe we are all bound to face challenges and when they come, we have got to be strong.





  1. Gloria Jacob

    Gloria Jacob

    November 3, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    U re a great woman

  2. Iyabo Ibitayo

    Iyabo Ibitayo

    November 4, 2016 at 5:53 am

    God is with you

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