(Last Updated On: November 22, 2017)
Media personality Sheila Mwanyigha has recently opened up about an accident that she was involved in 10 years ago that almost destroyed her face. Instead, it left her needing around 19 stitches around her left eye.
Here is her narration:
This month marks 10 years since I was involved in a car accident in Mwea and had to be air lifted to Nairobi for surgery. I got 19 stitches down my left eye, and endured bouts of pain and physiotherapy over the years.
Eventually complications from that accident resulted in back surgery last year, and being on the move now, is not something I take for granted.
It’s tempting to hide our scars as they remind us of the pain we have gone through, and remind us that we don’t look or feel the same anymore. But scars are also a reminder of strength. That we got through the tough times. That we were not made to look or feel the same forever. That we are still alive, and because of that, can be even better and greater than before.
I’m wearing my scars. Wear yours too! 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽
This is what she currently looks like with her eye scars.