Abandoned by Family, Rejected by Welfare Homes

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[media-credit name=”source: punchng.com” align=”aligncenter” width=”243″]Heart-rending-stories-of-abandoned-children-with-deformities[/media-credit]The little girl in the picture above has gone through a whole lot, not only was she dumped by her loved ones in May 2012 at Oba Erinwole Road, Sagamu, Ogun , she was also raped for many days and beaten  to the point were she sustained an injury on her head by street urchins in the premises of a primary school on Oba Erinwole Road. She was rescued by a well meaning Nigerian, who reported the incident to officials of the Sagamu Local Government Council who immediately swung into action and got her rescued.

She was then taken to Idera Hospital, Ajaka, Sagamu, where she received treatment and after five days she still wasn’t able to utter a word, of who she was and what part of the country she came from. The doctors then concluded that her situation could only improve if taken to the Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Ogun State for mental health care.

The Community and Social Development Department of the Sagamu LG went on radio and television to declare her “missing but found”, in a bid to reunite her with relatives but nobody came for her.

The local government has rechristened her and has named her Blessing since her real names cannot be ascertained.

Blessing is one of the thousands of children abandoned by their parents and relatives because they are physically and mentally challenged.

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