‘This day took away my physical beauty but not who I am’ – Burn survivor, marks 17 years since she was attacked with acid by her uncle’s wife


Obanye Francess, a burn survivor, has gone to social media to remember the 17th anniversary of the day her uncle’s wife bathed her with acid.

Francess, who is now a brilliant biologist, was only 9 years old in 2004 when her uncle’s wife entered her bed while she was sleeping and bathed her in acid.

Obanye wrote about the incident that nearly took her life and left her with life-long scars.

“A day like today!! I cried till there was no more tears in my eyes. A day like today I felt pains that I won’t forget till I die. A day like today I asked so many questions that I am yet to get the answers till today!

On the 17th of November I started a journey!! This day took our my physical beauty but didn’t take away who I was. This day gave me scars that will always remind me!! Yes that this girl is really a strong girl . Today I am celebrating life

This is my 17th year of always smiling even when it hurts deep down me!! Even in my next life to come I will always choose me. Happy 17th year Anniversary to me and I can boldly say to myself, Hey girl you are a strong girl. 17-2004 to 17-2021”.

See her post below,

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