Viral amputee hawker set to open supermarket in Lagos as she turns 27

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Mary Daniel, the viral amputee lady who became social media famous after photos of her hawking water in Lagos made rounds online, has revealed that she’s set to establish a supermarket with donations she received from within and outside Nigeria.

Mary shared this on Friday while celebrating her 27th birthday at a lounge in Ikeja, Lagos.

“I feel happy today,” Mary enthused about the event.

Speaking further, Mary said,

“I didn’t celebrate my birthday last year. I am grateful to God for what He has done in my life. I never thought I would mark my birthday in a big way like this.

“People who know me before now have been calling me and making kind remarks about me. They said I have changed for good and they can hardly recognise me again.”

The single mum who has amassed a huge sum of money in donations also spoke on her plan to establish a supermarket.

She said,

“I want to set up a supermarket where I will be selling cartons of noodles, bottled water, drinks, food stuffs and other items. “I plan to employ two of my cousins. One is based in Awka (Anambra) while the other is based in Asaba (Delta).

”They will relocate to Lagos and join me in running the supermarket. As soon as I get my own apartment, I will bring my daughter to Lagos. I hope my story will inspire people in my condition to always try to struggle to earn a living.”

According to her, a non-governmental organisation has decided to pick up the bill of prosthesis to be procured for her.

“The people that will do the artificial leg came on Monday to take the measurement of my leg. They said it would be ready in one month’s time,” she said.

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