The first daughter of Orange Drugs boss, Uchenna
Ezenna-Gboneme’s daughter Olanna turned one
year on Sunday, July 17. Few days before the
birthday, Uchenna shared a revealing post on
Instagram about the battle to save her daughter’s
life shortly after delivery. What she wrote after the cut..
“WARNING : This is LONG!) I’ve been soo
deliriously happy these past couple of days in
anticipation of Ola’s Birthday.
I keep looking back at this time last year and
remembering how broken I was, I had just given
birth and everything that could go wrong did. For a pregnancy that was somewhat normal,
everything went south the last couple of weeks.
Long story short her first month we spent a great
deal of time at different hospitals hoping and
praying she would pull through.
I prayed like I’ve never prayed in my life, crying, pleading and begging God to let this girl live. I
even remembered when I bargained with him to
let her make it to 1 month.
And here we are 12 months later, healthy, happy
and strong. Overcoming EVERY single obstacle the
doctors said she would face. I’ve cried at every single milestone, just in awe of God’s grace.
God I am so grateful. My heart is just full. You
showed up and showed out at the very LAST
minute. You reminded me that you are and will
forever be bigger than my problems.
I learnt that sometimes God will let the Devil try it just to remind us that he’s still with us. We still
don’t know how or what caused Ola’s
complications, but what we know is that there is a
God, and he is ALWAYS with us. “Be strong and
courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because
of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
“(Deutronomy 31:6) #HappyBirthdayOla”