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STORIES FROM THE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES EVENT– IDO EKITI

STORIES FROM THE HEALTHY COMMUNITIES EVENT– IDO EKITI

Discover the experiences and thoughts of our athletes, volunteers and more through their stories.


“I feel pain in my teeth, and it doesn’t allow me to enjoy my favorite food which is rice and beans. The doctors told me at the hospital that the pain I feel is because I have a bad tooth and it will be removed. They also told me that my teeth will be polished to make my smile brighter. The nurses taught me to brush my teeth twice a day and to stay away from chocolates and sweets to avoid pain in future.”–17-year-old Special Olympics Nigeria Athlete- Tolu Falodun
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“My son has been complaining of severe tooth ache and this causes him sleepless nights. He told me about the screening exercise that took place in his school Government Special school Ido-Ekiti. I was happy when I got a call from Special Olympics telling me that my son has been scheduled for treatment at the Federal Medical Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti. I cannot stop thanking Special Olympics because my son was all smiles after the treatment and now enjoys his favorite rice and beans, he also sleeps well at night.”–Tolu’s Mother- Mrs Falodun
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“Tolu is one of my best patients because he calmly went through the procedure.  I was impressed during the extraction because he didn’t cry or bite me, like most patients do. His smile is so charming and his confidence is unbeatable.”– Doctor at Federal Medical Teaching Hospital- Dr. Abraham

                         


                                             
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This is a touching story of one of our SO Nigeria athletes– Elijah Akinsola whose mother was among the first to arrive at the hospital for her son’s treatment. He benefitted from the health screening exercise that took place at the Federal Medical Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti.
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“I like eating pounded yam and egusi soup” was all he could muster when he arrived at the hospital, he was fidgeting and became scared when the doctors told him they will remove two of his teeth and polish them to make him smile and eat well.” – 13-year-old Special Olympics Athlete Elijah Akinsola.
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“My son always cries whenever he chews food because of tooth pain, this has been ongoing for years, he has started losing weight and he complains of stomach pain. The joy I felt was incomparable when I got a call from Special Olympics informing me of my son’s appointment at the Federal Medical Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti. I couldn’t wait for that day to come, before the treatment my son was moody and unfriendly but after the treatment he was smiling and friendly. Special Olympics God bless you” –Elijah’s Mother- Mrs Akinsola.
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“Elijah is one of those patients that requires a lot of work, he cried all the way from the beginning to the end of the scaling and polishing procedure, the nurses and other staffs sang for him to encourage him but he kept on fighting and crying. He bit my finger so hard during the extraction but that did not hinder his treatment. I thought that Elijah will hate everyone around him after the treatment but to my greatest surprise he gave a very big smile and promised to brush his teeth every day.”– Doctor at Federal Medical Teaching Hospital- Dr. Omopariola

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