Nigerian boy with an ulcerated leg rescued and adopted by American family becomes a medical doctor, 18 years later

 

18 years after a Nigerian boy who had a life threatening ulcerated leg before he was rescued and adopted by American family is now a medical doctor.

The Nigerian boy, Anejodo Paul was adopted by the American family over 18 years ago and now his adopted sister, Melissa Giebel has taken to her social media page to share his story.

Nigerian boy with an ulcerated leg rescued and adopted by American family becomes a medical doctor, 18 years later - lailasnews


She wrote;

Guys! I am so excited!!!!! This last week my “adopted” brother became Dr Paul 🥰

Our family first met Anejodo Paul in a small remote village in central Nigeria about 18 1/2 years ago. I remember my heart breaking when I saw this kid under a tree swatting flies away from the raw and open tissue on his leg that had been caused by a flesh eating bacteria. Many months later, through the kindness of a donor in the U.S., he was brought to the SDA Hospital in Ile-Ife for treatment of his buruli ulcer related disease and complications. Over a year later, he came home to live with our family so that, at 13 years of age, he could start school. Did I mention he was 13 and starting first grade????

And this week, he got the news that he has passed his final medical school exams. Thanks to MANY miracles from God, the medical care provided by doctors at the SDA Hospital in Ile-Ife, Nigeria, the support of many who contributed to cover his school fees, and other needs through the years, his own persistence in spite of MANY obstacles, he is now Dr. Paul!!! We are all so proud of you, Paul! And I can’t wait to see where God continues to take you on this crazy journey he has had you on 💛

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