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“My Uncle’s Wife Poured Acid On Me” – Burn Survivor Shares Her Story


Image via KAY OBUM

For Obanye Francess Chizoba, the saddest day of her life was the day she sustained burns.

Chizoba, a graduate of Biochemistry from the Anambra State University, has been living as a burn survivor since she was 9 years old – when her uncle’s wife poured acid on her and ran away after the incident.

According to her, she meant to throw the acid on her brother, but she was scarred instead.

Living your life looking different from others can be challenging, but Chizoba says she has never felt emotionally depressed because she understands that she cannot change the situation.

Chizoba told fellow burn survivor Kay Obum that she is believing God to provide her money for a surgery. “Never give up on life no matter how hard it is” she said.

On what it has been like growing up with irregular scars?

“It happened when I was very tender. Have you ever have this feeling of people you grow up with seeing you and running away from you? That is the most painful part. When you go out, people will look at you and be scared of you, little kids will see you and run away, they will cry as if they saw a ghost.

If you have a problem with your fellow girl, she will insult you with what happened to you. God!  It was not easy but grace was too sufficient. I accepted my challenge and i look for solution on how to move on. Thank God for my mum always there giving me courage. I started going to school, pairing with my mates and being happy.”

Her  greatest consolidation
From my mum, those people out there are not better than you. Believe strongly in yourself. God has a reason for you been like this that is why from that day he gave you that name Chizoba and that is the fact. And do you know what I hate the most? ‘pity’ it makes me have the feelings that am different.”

Read more and see how to contact Chizoba here.



  1. Bright Ndibunwa

    Bright Ndibunwa

    September 12, 2017 at 8:04 am

    You are so beautiful Darling, God gat ur back always dear.

  2. Olaronke Olawale

    Olaronke Olawale

    September 12, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Thank God for your courage and mum. You are wonderful and beautiful dear..

  3. Magdalene Edet Emg

    Magdalene Edet Emg

    September 12, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Stronger than what came to destroy and take our lives. #survivors

  4. Jimoh E Nancy

    Jimoh E Nancy

    September 12, 2017 at 9:06 am

    You are beautiful dear….

  5. Toyo Ekpe

    Toyo Ekpe

    September 12, 2017 at 9:19 am

    A strong African woman, you rock Chizoba 😘😘

  6. Mary Clems

    Mary Clems

    September 12, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I love ur courage Jehovah God will provide for ur surgery never give up keep having faith in him

  7. Mary Djaba

    Mary Djaba

    September 12, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Your courageous. Confident . Strong and beautiful. God be with you dear

  8. Onyinyechi Ndubuisi Ikpeama

    Onyinyechi Ndubuisi Ikpeama

    September 12, 2017 at 9:53 am

    Chai see strong girl ,while others are busy killing themselves because of a man.
    Love your guts👍

    • Chukwuma Okpala

      Chukwuma Okpala

      September 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      What does that got to do with the story , abi na man na him pour acid on her, or are u uuuuu

    • Onyinyechi Ndubuisi Ikpeama

      Onyinyechi Ndubuisi Ikpeama

      September 12, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Chukwuma Okpala Just as my comment didn’t have anything to do with you , interrogation officer😏😏😏

  9. Lucy Benson

    Lucy Benson

    September 12, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Yes ur mum is right. Those people out there are not better than you. i love your courage God wil mak a way soon

  10. Divaonyinyechi Adaora Opara

    Divaonyinyechi Adaora Opara

    September 12, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    GODBLESS You Dearie & Grant You Financial Breakthrough Soonest In Jesus Christ Name Amen

  11. Mercy Ngozika

    Mercy Ngozika

    September 12, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    My dear rest your case to God Almight

  12. Oluwaferanmi Adepeju Ruth Dagunro

    Oluwaferanmi Adepeju Ruth Dagunro

    September 12, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    I admire your courage GOD bless you and your mum

  13. Chukwuma Okpala

    Chukwuma Okpala

    September 12, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Woman inhumanity to woman

  14. Judith Michael

    Judith Michael

    September 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    OMG! ! ! ! ! This is the height of wickedness. …😭😭😭😭😭…Well, you are #GODSIMAGE. …😍😍😍😘

  15. Onyeka Molokwu

    Onyeka Molokwu

    September 12, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Dear am proud of you. God will see you through

  16. Amaka Hope Uba

    Amaka Hope Uba

    September 12, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    Chizzy dearie I can never forget u @Queen of the rosary college onitsha

  17. Makuachukwu Chinonyelum

    Makuachukwu Chinonyelum

    September 12, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    And she never stopped smiling
    From Qrc.. To Fggc Ansu..we met still
    And you always had that smile
    God got you dear

  18. Stella Ajaraonye Taiwo

    Stella Ajaraonye Taiwo

    September 12, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    Even if the acid is meant for her brother😭😭😭😭, I ask is it normal to pour acid on a fellow human being? That woman, her sufferings is left to God, He alone will judge her!!! You Chizoba, are a strong being and God will perfect your healing

  19. Soniajuliet Ononenyi

    Soniajuliet Ononenyi

    September 12, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Zoba dear..God gat ur back

  20. Chimdi Asika

    Chimdi Asika

    September 12, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Chizzy Francess Kpari nwanyi! Odogwu…We got your back…

  21. Victoria Sidi

    Victoria Sidi

    September 12, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    The joy of the Lord is your strength dear. Thank God for your mommy.

  22. Chidinma Nwafor

    Chidinma Nwafor

    September 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    It is your well dear.

  23. Rose Somuah

    Rose Somuah

    September 12, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Very sorry

  24. Goddard Chidubem Obichere

    Goddard Chidubem Obichere

    September 12, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Yea, I knew when this happened.
    You were in primary 4 then while I was in primary 5.
    It was so sad.
    Thank God for your life dear.

  25. Chukwubinyelum Okonkwo

    Chukwubinyelum Okonkwo

    September 12, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    chizzy luv ..hrt you…Eminent luvs you

  26. Gorvin Butler

    Gorvin Butler

    September 13, 2017 at 2:30 am

    She is very wick

  27. Sopulu Christiana

    Sopulu Christiana

    September 13, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Gracious God will continue to be with u dearie

  28. Ngozi Enweruzor

    Ngozi Enweruzor

    September 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Its well dear,I think we ve met inside keke at housing, Onitsha last year

  29. Adeola Folashade Esther

    Adeola Folashade Esther

    September 13, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    U are beautiful

  30. Itz Ella Bae

    Itz Ella Bae

    September 13, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Wow, old student of Q.R.C

  31. Lamptey Alexander

    Lamptey Alexander

    September 14, 2017 at 1:02 pm

    Very brave heart. God kept you alive to teach your enemies, a lesson that he is the sustainer and giver Life. Be blessed in Jesus name.

  32. Sharon Erejahwe

    Sharon Erejahwe

    September 14, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    Is she dead now?if not bait her with raw acid too

  33. Kemy Ife

    Kemy Ife

    September 15, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Total wickedness

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