Felix Chukwuneke, the father of the brilliant student late Chisom Chukwuneke, who had 7 A1s in the 2019 WAEC examination, has explained how his daughter’s illness started as just a leg pain that led to her death.
According to him, he decide to take his daughter to Suth Africa for treatment because of the poor health facilities in Nigeria.
He disclosed that Chisom battled for more than a year in South Africa before she died.
Sharing numerous photos of his daughter, the bereaved father wrote:
“ANGELIC EXIT OF A GENIUS Just like a dream. But the realities are crystal now Just a pain on the leg. That snowballed to a devastating episode, The battle started earnestly I hear you call daddy my leg is paining me. I watch as you lie abed with pains As restless and worried as I can be, I promised to do everything humanly possible With glaring poor health care in Nigeria off we went to South Africa.
We were happy at your initial recovery. Not knowing the war was just to begin We fought it together for more than a year in SA, You were an embodiment of intelligence of inestimable value Above all an indefatigable personality Courageous in the face of glaring uncertainty. You were strong and philosophical My strength and motivation even in sickness You wanted your dad freed while you go on to rest,
In the bosom of our Lord Where there is no more pain You spoke in parables about a special gift 10 days earlier, and left a day to my birthday. Never did I know your special birthday gift, You promised was your Glorious exit. You exhibited your virtuoso and dazzling intellects, to the bewilderment of the doctors at Wits Donald Gordon Hospital Parktown Johannesburg South Africa Today your name is written in Gold over there.
Like a shining light in the tunnel, having a dream for an African Child, with less privilege and opportunity like you, to access good health care. This your dream I must ensure Forever the strong one’s been you. Physically no more but everywhere with us We are with you, you are with us Farewell to His glory Enyinnia, Daddy’s Girl always in our hearts, you will remain. Prof. Felix Chukwuneke