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Airtel Touching Lives Season 3 Episode 12 – S03E12 – Single Mothers

Mrs Augustine is a widower and mother of 3 from Abuja. She has put the needs of her children before hers. She has also endured 18 years of public humiliation and embarrassment. Mrs Augustine is 50 years old. Her Husband died in 1999 leaving her with 3 children; 2 boys and a girl. During the...

Airtel Touching Lives Season 3 Episode 11 – S03E11 – Blind People in Nigeria

According to the latest published survey by International Centre for Eye Health, in November 2016, There are 4.2 million visually impaired people in Nigeria, of which 1.13 million are completely blind. The situation is worsened by the fact that many of the indicators of blindness can be prevented with regular eye tests and improved primary...

Airtel Touching Lives Season 3 Episode 10 – S03E10 – Stroke Awareness

We meet Emmanuel Ochibo from Suleja in Niger State. In 2011 this father of 7 suffered a stroke, and their lives changed forever. Emmanuel Ochigbo was a successful commercial bus driver until he had a partial stroke while on duty. He was bed ridden for almost a year, and had to learn to walk and...

Airtel Touching Lives Season 3 Episode 9 – S03E09 – Cerebral Palsy Mother

Despite Cerebral Palsy being a fairly wide spread condition there is still a lot of mystery surrounding it. What causes it? Is it contagious? Is there a cure? In this episode we will try to answer all the questions relating to this neurological condition. We meet Pearce and single Mother Banire Omolabake. Pearce was born...

Airtel Touching Lives Season 3 Episode 7 – S03E07 – Polio Awareness

When Kayode Kukoyi was 1 years old he contracted the polio myelitis virus which attacked his nervous system leading to irreversible paralysis. Now a grown man, husband and father of 3, he is struggling to make ends meet as a Keke Napep Driver Kayode has been married for 12 years. Together with his wife Mabel...

Airtel Touching Lives Season 3 Episode 6 – S03E06 – Overcoming Medical Adversity

For young orphan Taiwo Simbiat (9) life with her Grandmother in Ikare-Akoko, Ondo State is hard. Taiwo is HIV positive and without immediate intervention, her future looks bleak. Taiwo was 6 years old when she lost both her parent. Together with her older brother they were left in the care of their 80-year-old grandmother. Taiwo’s...

Airtel Touching Lives Season 3 Episode 5 – S03E05 – Cancer Awareness

  According to the WHO, the sad reality of Cancer in Nigeria is that of the 100 000 diagnosed cases every year, almost 70% will not survive. That is a frightening statistic that could be reduced with early detection, awareness and treatment. Pillar Egona is one such person whose family reacted to her cancer diagnosis...

Airtel Supports Nine Year Old in Second Battle against Cancer

A nine year old cancer survivor who is having to battle the disease for a second time, has received a lifeline from Airtel on the latest episode of Touching Lives. Pillar Egona, whose left leg was amputated to save her from a life-threatening tumour, had outgrown her prosthesis and needed a new one. On Airtel...

Airtel Touching Lives Season 3 Episode 4 – S03E04

Main Story: Injured Dad In 2007 Adenkunle Oladimejo had it all. A promising career at an airline, two healthy children, a loving wife and a family home. Life was good. Until a car accident severed his spinal cord leaving him paralyzed. Olamide lost the use of his legs when he was involved in a car accident...