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15 years after, acid attack survivor, Obanye Frances, inspires others to share their stories and scars


Do you remember the story of Obanye Frances? Just to refresh your memory, she is an acid attack survivor, her attacker was her uncle’s wife.

In the days leading up to the 15th anniversary of her acid ordeal, the positive-minded survivor has shared an inspiring post to celebrate being alive against all odds.

In her post, the biochemist advised other victims not to be silent.

She asked that they learn to share their stories so as to empower others in their shoes.

She added that, though her uncle’s wife stole her ‘facial looks’ after dousing her with acid years ago, she didn’t succeed in stopping her from being herself.

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Sharing a personal photo, Frances wrote:

“Don’t be a silent victim ..learn to share your might find out you are not the only 1 as you thought..mostly you might learn how to walk freely in that situation … yes I was poured acid by my uncles wife. Yes she took away my facial looks, But she didn’t stop me from been me!

“But above all I refused to give up, I refused to hide me myself from people, I choose happiness, I kept on being that little sweet girl I was then and now! If you are living with a scars and you are so scared of facing people.. let this face right here help you make decisions…..Say no to acid attack.”