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“Strangers Have Advised Me To Kill My Son” – Singer Jodie Speaks About The Challenges Of Raising A Special-Needs Child In Nigeria

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Jodie Challenges Of Raising A Child

Nigerian singer, Joy Eseoghene Odiete, simply known as Jodie, has spoken candidly about the challenges of raising a child with special needs in Nigeria.

The Kuchi Kuchi star, whose 6-year-old son, Chinua has cerebral palsy, said in a heartfelt message that her son’s condition was caused by the hospital where she gave birth to him.

Many advised her to kill the little boy, according to the mother-of-one who revealed how her son’s health has affected her finances. Jodie noted that she had to work all sorts of jobs to support her child, but the high cost of childcare ate up all of her income.

“My finances have been swallowed. My friends have abandoned me because I’m a beggar. My debts are new every morning.” She said.

Jodie said that just like her, other special needs parents have suffered alone for too long because they were ashamed of the stigmatization.

She called on the government, NGOs, and other agencies to create a “permanent solution” to caring for children with special needs, so parents don’t have to go bankrupt to look after their children.

“My head is heavy. My eyes hurt because I cry every night. Don’t wait for the singer of Kuchi Kuchi to die first before you do a memorial service while her child is left to suffer. Do not spend a dime when I’m dead. Do all you can about it now while I’m alive. I beg you Nigerians.” She added.

Jodie, whose full name is Joy Eseoghene Odiete, married actor, David Nnaji, Chinua’s father, in October 2015, but the marriage ended shortly after Chinua’s birth.

See her full post below,

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