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17-year-old cripple wants to become a paediatrician

Miss Zakiyya Ibrahim, 17-year-old cripple, says her desire in life is to become a paediatrician, to assist sick children in her community.

Zakiyya who resides at Aminu Street, Rigasa, Kaduna told journalists last weekend that she would never allow her condition to derail her from achieving her goal.

The girl who has concluded Junior Secondary School, said she has been receiving tremendous support from her family and school mates.

“With the help of my hands and tricycle, I can go to school and come back by myself.

“I thank God for the friends I have in school because none of them had ever mocked or bullied me, and with that, I have been able to concentrate well on my studies,” she said.

Her mother, Sadiya Ibrahim, said the Zakiyya was crippled when she was two years old after she was diagnosed with pneumonia.

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