A lady called Godliva has narrated a moving story of her life and her daughter’s life who has spent 18 years sleeping.
She says one day her own husband who is the father to her daughter called Maria asked her to kill Maria because the baby was disabled and had spent 18 good years sleeping.
Maria cannot not turn her head, stand up to move, eat or do anything and now she is 18 years old. She is like she is dead. Godliva narrates how her daughter was born normal and later developed the condition.
When she reached 6 months of age, she became sick one night and cried alot. That was the last night when Godliva heard a voice from her daughter.
Her body temperature was very high and she was forced to stay with her outside till morning. From that day, her daughter’s health condition changed completely.
From there, her head started swelling without ceasing. It reached a point where her mother became worried about how her head was too big, the baby had stopped eating but could sleep allthrough.
Godliva then decided to take Maria to hospital but nothing much was done as doctors said she was suffering from Hydrocephalous, a disease where water fills someone’s head.
The doctors drained the water using pipes but nothing changed infact the situation became worse this time round.
She returned home and started working to feed her daughter. Her husband had left her because she had refused to kill the daughter and so she started suffering in life on her own.
Another man approached her, promised her love and gave her other three children. He again left her later after realing that Godliva’s daughter’s condition was worsening and she wanted help.
A third man entered her life and they had another three childrens. He also left after sometimes. Both the three fathers of her children did not want to hear anything about Godliva and her children.
Godliva was then left alone with 7 children to take care of. She did not have any source of income. She resorted to begging on the streets so that her seven childrens would feed.
She sometimes does casual works for people to feed her seven childrens. She narrates how some employers misuse and harrass her without paying her even a single cent.
She says she is suffering so much and she hopes that one day, God will heal her daughter Maria and she will live a normal life even if she has already spent 18years just sleeping without even sitting. Godliva says she is passing through alot.
Sometimes she sleeps without food and her children cry alot. When they become sick, she lacks money to take them to hospital
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