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Thursday, 30 July 2015

Baby Born Without Limbs

The baby Christened Chongfilawos, was born without limbs with only three fingers jutting out from a shortened arm that is less than two inches each side around his shoulder. Mother of the child, Blessing Samson, 20, an indigene of Lussa in Bogoro Local Government Area, said she gave birth to the baby on July 4, 2015. Blessing who resides with her parents, Mr and Mrs Samson Baraya at their family house in Gudun Sayawa, said she delivered at home. Blessing’s mother Diana her daughter could not be taken to the Primary Health Care centre at Dumi, about three kilometres from Gudun Sayawa, because she experienced labour late night “My son Chongfilawos is a blessing from God,” Blessing said in an interview with Daily Son. “His birth was easy. When I saw him like this, at first I was not happy but later I prayed and told myself it is the will of “I love him and I will protect him with everything I have,” she said. She said that the father of the child, Jehu Luka, a peasant farmer who lives in Lussa, was away when the baby was born but had come to check his child and left. “This baby is a gift from God and we are not sad in the family,” Bukata Bukar, elder brother to Blessing. Grand-mother of the child, Diana Samson, said although her daughter Blessing had been going for ante natal from the house, her labour started late in the night and had to call a birth attendant to deliver her. “At first we were shocked when we saw the child without hands. But as Christians we believe God has purpose for everything so we started thanking God,” Mrs Samson said. Baraya appealed to well meaning individuals in the community not to discriminate against the child. “This is the first time we are seeing this kind of baby in our community. We need the support and love of everyone to help this child lead a normal life. “We also appeal to NGOs or the government to help with the education of this child because the father is just a poor farmer and from what we have seen this child needs special support,” Baraya said.

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