Chizzy Obanye: Pillar of Strength
In all humility, I am glad that I have content for the blog from time to time considering the fact that I adopted a different style. I am grateful to God for the inspiration so far and also my phenomenal CIB Heroes who accept my request and put up with my persistent calls, text messages, dms, mails that can be termed as “disturbance”. I appreciate you dearly. I am also thankful to my readers- your feedback gets me going.
Today is the birthday of the star for this blog post and I decided to partake in her happiness by sharing her story here. I met her on Instagram and I haven’t stopped being amazed by her level of strength. I am honored to introduce Miss Chizoba Francess Obanye (Chizzy). A young lady who loves smiling, meeting new people and engaging in anything that makes her happy. Enjoy.
CIB: Who is Chizzy?
Chizzy: My name is Obanye Frances Chizoba. I hail from Onitsha North Local Government Area in Anambra State. The last child of my parents and a graduate from Anambra State University where I studied Biochemistry. I concluded my service year last month.
CIB: You made a post on Instagram on the 17th of November, 2018, describing how you became an acid burn victim about 14 years ago. Kindly share what really happened.
Chizzy: November 17, 2004 is a day I will never forget. The reason is: I was poured acid by my uncle’s wife very early in the morning that day when I was sleeping without doing anything to her. It was three days to my 9th birthday when the incident happened. Then, we lived in a family house together and my uncle and his wife were having issues with my parents. So the acid was a way of hurting my parents.
CIB: What happened to the perpetrator? Was the person arrested?
Chizzy: She escaped. We have not seen her since then.
CIB: I know there must have been personal battles with yourself but how have
you been able to still wear beautiful smiles all through?
Chizzy: God’s grace kept me and my mum made me strong and tough.
CIB: What external challenges have you faced?
Chizzy: I faced alot of challenges: I was mocked, I faced rejections, I was questioned. The going was never easy for me but God’s grace sustained me.
CIB: What inspires you to keep pushing?
Chizzy: I have this strong will to live and to make it which I believe will happen one day.
CIB: You just passed out from the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps Scheme, please, share your experience as a youth corps member.
Chizzy: My service year was one of the best years in my life since I became a
victim of acid bath. Do you know why? I was highly favored for my surgery
through the help of a friend called Princess who referred me to Kbk
Online Foundation. I was able to get funds for my surgery.
CIB: What would you truly love for your new year as you celebrate your birthday today?
Chizzy: I want God to make my upcoming surgery a success and for God to open doors of favour for me.
Chizzy: My advice to the world is not to allow your flaws determine who and what you want to be in life. Always wear a smile no matter how hard the going is.
I believe you are in shock. Honestly, some humans dishonor the privilege of existence. What gain did her uncle’s wife get in doing this to such a happy soul? I am just grateful Chizzy is an overcomer. Thanks to all who have shown her love and support.
To you my dear reader, remember that it is ok to be angry but DO NOT SIN. Self Control is of great importance.
I hope you have learnt that no matter how gloomy your situation is, it’s your duty to turn it to light.
Please, wish Chizzy well as she celebrates her Birthday today.
Till the next post, don’t forget to be in charge of your emotions.
With love from,