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I feed my mother despite my condition – Physically challenged man

Twenty-year-old Olatunde Olatinwo, was born with physical disabilities. He was four years old when his father dumped him along with four other siblings for their…

Twenty-year-old Olatunde Olatinwo, was born with physical disabilities. He was four years old when his father dumped him along with four other siblings for their mother, Aduke to care for. 

The ambitious young Olatinwo, who had a dream of becoming a surgeon, ended up in a Palm wine shop at Ilaji Resorts in Ibadan due to financial constraints. 

Despite recording five credits in his O’level results, Olatinwo who finished his secondary school education at Olubadan Grammar School could not proceed due to financial challenges. 

The young man, who was raised from the proceeds from the menial job done by his grandmother, also learnt fashion designing but had no finances to establish his business, hence decided to get a job for himself to survive. 

It was in the search for what to do that Olatinwo arrived at Ilaji resort, where he was employed as an attendant at a palm wine shop. 

“From my monthly salary of N20, 000, I send money to my mother for her upkeep and my other siblings,” he said. 

However, the young man expressed willingness to further his education if an opportunity comes his way.

He sought help from well-meaning Nigerians and appealed to other people living with disabilities never to engage in alms begging. 

He admonished them to think of what they can do with their disability. 

He said he believes there is always ability in disability and will never allow social stigma to affect his relationship with people. 

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