371 Views

“I Wasn’t Born This Way” – Beautiful Nigerian Amputee Shares Her Inspiring Story

A Nigerian lady who recently celebrated her birthday with a bold photo showing off her stump, has shared her story on her Instagram page. See previous report here

At the age of 13, Doris was hit and knocked down by a commercial motorcyclist in Bayelsa State. As a result of her severe injuries, she had her leg amputated.

The Theatre Arts graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, also spoke about her journey in the movie industry, challenges and how a chance meeting with an actor and producer changed her career. Read below…

“I grew up in Bayelsa state and I wasn’t born with disability.
At age 13, I got knocked down by a motorcyclist while trying to cross the road. The accident led to the amputation of my right leg, and that moment changed the way I started seeing life. I didn’t take life seriously because I thought I was useless to my family and to the world, but my parents didn’t see me that way especially my mum. I never took my education seriously because I had no sense of belonging to the environment.


My mum was very supportive, she taught me how to fight for what I want and not to give up and that has helped me a lot in my career so the word ‘impossibility’ is not in my dictionary’.

I started accepting and appreciating God for my life when I found out about Nicholas James Vujicic, the motivational speaker without legs and arms. His videos were the inspiration that got me back on my foot, that was when I started fighting for what I wanted but the challenges were serious. I got an admission to study theatre arts at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, So many people discouraged me from studying the course, most of my course mates were like ‘what is she doing in this department’, wasn’t she aware of what this course is all about, can she dance or act with this her one leg?’ I usually felt bad but constantly encouraged myself because I knew want I wanted and I was ready to fight for it. I learnt how to dance on my own, in my room. Today I can act and dance with or without my support aid.
But the challenges continues.

ALSO READ  Gospel Singer, Chioma Jesus, Shares Her Inspiring Grass To Grace Story

I got into the movie industry 3 years ago through PRINCE OWELLE UGORJI who is an actor and also a movie producer. I met him on facebook and told him my passion for acting and dancing. He was touched by my story and promised to help me achieve my dreams. Few years later, he chatted me up and sent me a script. I was so happy that day, I went through the script and he gave me the lead role in the movie called Susanna. The movie Susanna brought us closer, he took me like a sister and promised to make my dreams come true. He didn’t ask for money or sex from me unlike one producer who only wants.

I’m not married yet. People always ask why I chose “Dorisstillsmiling” as my Instagram handle, I just can’t stop smiling and being happy, I love myself so much. Loosing one of my legs is destiny, the plan God has for me is bigger than my imagination, God has been using me to encourage so many people not to give up, no matter the condition, I might not be where I wish to be but I’m heading somewhere. The world is going to celebrate me someday, that I am sure of, as a society I don’t think we are doing enough to help people like myself. I hate that word ‘disabled’, we are not disabled we are just ‘differently abled.’ We have abilities and the society should see us this way not picturing us beggars.

For people thinking they are disabled, sweeties; here is the word for you “differently Abled”. We are special people, we do things differently that only makes us special, you can achieve your dreams if only you believe in yourself and don’t give up, don’t be discouraged, don’t stop fighting, fight for what you want, love yourself first before others can love you, don’t look down on yourself. I know it’s not easy but don’t forget life itself is not easy, good things comes to people that don’t give up, from today tell your friends and family that ‘Dorisstillsmiling’ said you are not disabled but differently abled. God loves you!”

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Posts

NNPC, Seplat Collaborate To Deliver 3.4bscfd Of Gas By 2020
Business
48 views
Business
48 views

NNPC, Seplat Collaborate To Deliver 3.4bscfd Of Gas By 2020

PH - August 20, 2018

As part of efforts to bridge the projected medium-term gas supply gap expected by 2020, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Seplat Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)…

Honeywell Group Launches Investment Vehicle, Itanna
Business
47 views
Business
47 views

Honeywell Group Launches Investment Vehicle, Itanna

PH - August 20, 2018

Honeywell Group has officially launched its new accelerator and investment vehicle, Itanna. Led by Tomi Otudeko, Head, Innovation and Sustainability for Honeywell Group and Director of the…

Why Saraki, Tambuwal, Others Left APC – Tinubu Finally Opens Up
Politics
52 views
Politics
52 views

Why Saraki, Tambuwal, Others Left APC – Tinubu Finally Opens Up

MT - August 20, 2018

In a major analysis of the political situation in Nigeria, titled "They go Away because We go the Right Way", the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC),…

Famous Nollywood Actor, Chiwetalu Agu Reveals How He Featured in 950 Films
Best of Nigeria
56 views
Best of Nigeria
56 views

Famous Nollywood Actor, Chiwetalu Agu Reveals How He Featured in 950 Films

MT - August 20, 2018

Read excerpts from his recent interview: Could you trace your early years? I was born on 5th March 1956 in Enugu and named Christian Ogbonna Chiwetalu Agu.…

Flashback Video: See The Moment Gov. Ajimobi Heaped Praises On Ayefele’s Music House In 2016
Entertainment
61 views
Entertainment
61 views

Flashback Video: See The Moment Gov. Ajimobi Heaped Praises On Ayefele’s Music House In 2016

MT - August 20, 2018

The government of Oyo state recently said that the Music House, owned by Yinka Ayefele, was demolished because it contravened the physical planning laws of the state. It will…

The Awkward Moment Strange Man Forcefully Kissed Mercy Aigbe (Photo)
Entertainment
63 views
Entertainment
63 views

The Awkward Moment Strange Man Forcefully Kissed Mercy Aigbe (Photo)

MT - August 20, 2018

From the look on her face, it appears Mercy Aigbe wasn’t feeling this man who pecked her on set. She uploaded the picture on her Instagram for…

13 Reasons Saraki Cannot Be President
Featured
59 views
Featured
59 views

13 Reasons Saraki Cannot Be President

PH - August 20, 2018

A coalition of groups, under the umbrella of Concerned Nigerians against Saraki (CNAS), has listed a number of reasons it is against the presidential bid of the…

Check Out 6 Thrilling Things You Can Do During These Eid Holidays
Best of Nigeria
45 views
Best of Nigeria
45 views

Check Out 6 Thrilling Things You Can Do During These Eid Holidays

MT - August 20, 2018

With Eid Al Adha only a few days away, the decision of where to go to have a nice treat during this holiday could be a little…

NBA, Atiku, PDP Condemn Demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM Building by Oyo State Govt.
Best of Nigeria
58 views
Best of Nigeria
58 views

NBA, Atiku, PDP Condemn Demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM Building by Oyo State Govt.

MT - August 20, 2018

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ibadan branch, has condemned the demolition of the Music House situated at Challenge area of Ibadan, by the Oyo state government. We…

Aphrodisiac, Weight Loss… Here Are Seven Health Benefits Of Eating Oyster
Food and Health
52 views
Food and Health
52 views

Aphrodisiac, Weight Loss… Here Are Seven Health Benefits Of Eating Oyster

PH - August 20, 2018

Oyster is considered as a delicacy because it is not the kind of food consumed on a daily basis in most parts of the world. The seafood…

SEE Photos And Video From Osun-Osogbo Festival
Art, History and Culture
49 views
Art, History and Culture
49 views

SEE Photos And Video From Osun-Osogbo Festival

PH - August 20, 2018

The sacred grove played host to thousands on Saturday as the Osun-Osogbo festival, celebrated for two weeks every August, came to an end. The festival’s significance is…

Rosaline Meurer Reveals One Thing Nobody Knows About Tonto Dikeh’s Ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill
Entertainment
56 views
Entertainment
56 views

Rosaline Meurer Reveals One Thing Nobody Knows About Tonto Dikeh’s Ex-husband, Olakunle Churchill

MT - August 20, 2018

Nollywood actress, Rosaline Meurer who came into major prominence when she was Alleges to have been the brain behind the crash of actress Tonto Dikeh’s marriage to…

How Timaya Gifted Me My Latest Single, Singer Waje Reveals
Entertainment
47 views
Entertainment
47 views

How Timaya Gifted Me My Latest Single, Singer Waje Reveals

PH - August 20, 2018

Waje, Nigerian singer, says her latest single ‘Kpolongo’ was given to her by Timaya. Narrating how the song was birthed, the ‘I Wish’ singer said Timaya invited…

How AAC’s Presidential Aspirant, Omoyele Sowore Stormed Abuja Police HQ & Secured Samuel Ogundipe’s Release
Politics
85 views
Politics
85 views

How AAC’s Presidential Aspirant, Omoyele Sowore Stormed Abuja Police HQ & Secured Samuel Ogundipe’s Release

MT - August 20, 2018

Omoyele Sowore, presidential aspirant under African Action Congress (AAC) and publisher of Sahara Reporters, stormed the headquarters of the Nigerian Police Force with members of the #TakeItBack…

Recording with Duncan Mighty can be intimidating, says Tiwa Savage
Entertainment
43 views
Entertainment
43 views

Recording with Duncan Mighty can be intimidating, says Tiwa Savage

PH - August 20, 2018

Tiwa Savage, Nigerian singer-songwriter, says being in same room with her latest collaborator, Duncan Mighty, can be intimidating. Savage featured Mighty on ‘Lova Lova’, a song that…

Imam Who Saved Christians During Plateau Massacre Honoured by US Govt. (Photos)
Best of Nigeria
59 views
Best of Nigeria
59 views

Imam Who Saved Christians During Plateau Massacre Honoured by US Govt. (Photos)

MT - August 20, 2018

The United States has honoured the septuagenarian Imam Abdullahi Abubakar who saved about 300 Christians from attackers in Nghar Yelwa village of Barkin Ladi local government of…

Here is the Security Arrangements for 2018 Eid-EI-Kabir Festivities
Best of Nigeria
44 views
Best of Nigeria
44 views

Here is the Security Arrangements for 2018 Eid-EI-Kabir Festivities

MT - August 20, 2018

IGP Felicitates With Nigeria Muslims on the Occasion of 201 8 Eid-EI-Kabir Celebration - Orders Massive Deployment Of Police Personnel Throughout the Country To Ensure Hitch Free…

Photos from Governor Ayo Fayose’s Daughter Wedding to Odunlade Royal Family
Best of Nigeria
57 views
Best of Nigeria
57 views

Photos from Governor Ayo Fayose’s Daughter Wedding to Odunlade Royal Family

MT - August 20, 2018

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and his wife Feyisetan, witnessed the marriage of their daughter to the Odunlade royal family of Ile-Ife, Osun state. The colourful…

Loading...