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Igbo boy to give back to the society as he survives mouth tumor in U.S, turns medical doctor (photos/video)

Igbo boy to give back to the society as he survives mouth tumor in U.S, turns medical doctor (photos/video)

A young man in Nigerian schooling at Toledo University, Ohio, in the United States (US), Victor Chukwueke, is more than grateful to God, as he recently survived a serious medical condition due to the help of kind strangers.

Igbo boy to give back to the society as her survives mouth tumor in U.S (photos/video)

Victor Chukwueke

Chukwueke says he was treated as an outcast in his home country of Nigeria because of a condition causing large tumors to grow on his face.

In order to have a better life, Chukwueke’s parents went out of their way to sought for medical help but Nigerian doctors could not help them. They decided to seek help from the missionary nuns and at the age of 15, he was taken to Michigan, where he underwent nine surgeries by one of the best doctors.

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At that point the little boy decided to take up the challenge of helping others, as he is now months away from becoming a doctor. Speaking on the challenges of getting into medical school, the young man said:

I couldn't start medical school, because I'm not a U.S. citizen.”

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So Chukwueke worked with Michigan Senator Carl Levin on a private bill, granting him permanent residency. Private bills are rare to pass Congress. In fact, it hadn't happened in two years, but on the last day of the legislative session, Congress passed the bill. President Obama signed it into law in 2012.

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Chukwueke said: "Tears of joy and now I can go to medical school."

Now, he awaits residency match day on March 17, to see if and where he will get his training. From there, Chukwueke plans to use the skills he learned to help others in Nigeria.

"I experienced firsthand how a lack of medical care can affect life," he said.

Chukwueke considers his tumor a blessing in disguise because he wouldn't be where he is today without it.

God if faithful!

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