I can’t date or marry a man with disabilities – Physically challenged lady

A physically challenged lady identified as Busayo Dairo, has revealed that she cannot go into a relationship with a man who is physically disabled.

The 27-year-old indigene of Ogun state said that given her condition, she would love to marry an able-bodied man because settling down with someone like her may be traumatic for their future children.

I can’t date or marry a man with disabilities - Physically challenged lady

Busayo made the statement in a recent interview with The Punch while disclosing how people bullied her because of her condition and she had to drop out of school.

She said; “No, I wouldn’t [marry a disabled man]. As someone with a disability myself, I aspire to be a living example that despite my condition, I can marry an able-bodied man. Moreover, I believe it could potentially be traumatic for our future children. While I don’t deny the possibility, I am aware of the challenges I face due to my disability and wish to spare my children from similar experiences.”

The young woman also revealed that she got scholarship to study at the university when she was in secondary school, but she later quit school due to a near terminal illness.

Her words; “My mother is employed at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja, which provides ample opportunities for various individuals, including HIV patients. It was through her connections that she secured the scholarship for me.

“I dropped out after I was diagnosed with typhoid fever, and it severely affected my body. I underwent numerous injections and received intravenous drips, and my condition deteriorated to the point where I was unable to walk. I was practically being carried everywhere. My mother constantly prayed and pleaded with me to avoid falling ill, as my illnesses were always severe. Despite this, I am not affected by sickle cell anaemia; instead, I have the AS genotype.”

Busayo added; “I have little desire to go back to school; even if I do decide to return, it will be through an online programme. Right now, my main focus is on making money. I know that some people have achieved success without formal education, but I don’t want to use that as an excuse. I simply want to work hard and achieve financial stability in life.”