Actress and philanthropist, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, has opened up about her daughter’s health challenge in a bid to inspire her fans.
Some celebrities value their privacy, and as such, deal with their problems privately without coming on social media to complain or brag about overcoming such problems.
Omotola Jalade Ekeinde took to Instagram to inspire young mothers who have children with special needs. She narrated how her first child, Princess Ekeinde, suffered a high fever when she was barely a year old. Neither she nor her husband had any experience in dealing with children, and by the time they took their baby girl to the hospital, she was almost dead.
According to her, the baby miraculously survived after the doctors told her that she would live like a vegetable and would be catered to all the days of her life.
The doctor was, however, proved wrong when Princess survived. Although she was slow in physical and mental activities compared to her siblings, she always came top of her class.
The proud mother of four also thanked God that her daughter successfully graduated from the university in flying colours and had decided to further her education to the point of a Master’s degree and maybe beyond.
The actress’ post got many inspired and opening up about their struggles. Read her post below:
She was barely a year. She started running a temperature. Can’t remember how many hours anymore ... she is our first child and we had not much experience. Gave her some medication. Didn’t seem to get better ... Suddenly, she slipped into what seemed to be a COMA. I panicked. We all did ... neighbors, everyone, screaming and suggesting all sorts .... she was clenching her teeth fiercely. An old woman we knew in the neighborhood suggested to put a spoon and pour SALT into her mouth (Totally wrong move)“Pls cold shower”...We rushed her to the hospital and at first, the doctors were a bit reluctant ( I guess they thought it was a lost case) however, almost without much hurry she was worked on and miraculously,she came back!She had prior turned cold and was not responsive... hmmWe were told , it was “High fever” it had affected her brain and she could probably not develop normally or be able to catch up with her peers. Short of saying a vegetable.... As people of faith, we called on God, used proper medication and most importantly, applied extra lessons and treated her Normal as others.At first it was challenging, as she grew, she struggled, mostly with her sight. She couldn’t see things right in front of her! Even in school , she would be put in front and still not see. A few changed schools,glasses,extra lessons ...we kept pushing.At every level Princess Worked Extremely hard,harder than others . Always trying to prove everyone wrong and pass.Every time we feared or doubted, she passed with flying colors and moved to the Next phase! Miracles before our eyes... Today she not only finished well from Uni, she insists on going for her Masters and is conquering all her fears.Yesterday, she drove with her dad without instructions back and forth in traffic all around v.i.You might not really understand this but anyone who’s been told they can’t achieve or do something especially for health reasons will understand.This is the first time I am saying this in public and Many will be shocked,some might go,oh... now I understand... Princess, you’ve been an inspiration to Me without even knowing. May you inspire others too. God Continue to Bless you my #WCE