A Nigerian woman known as Nneka Anyachebelu
took to Facebook to celebrate her only son who
turned 18 yesterday, June 24. In the post she
talked about her trails and tribulations
concerning her son who suffered from
autism. Read the post below.
“I PRAYED FOR HIM TO DIE. Dont judge
me, wait untill you hear me
gaveupthefight# He was a healthy
awesome child when I had him but by
age 2 we noticed there was something
wrong. There was no eye contact, he
could not talk, didnt understand
instructions, and so many other bad
That was when my nightmare started. I
ran from pillar to post seeking solution.
In some places they said he was partially
deaf at others they said it was Autism.
Up untill then I never heard the word
Autism. The information I got about it
was frightening and I saw those signs
clearly in my son.
My life stood still. No school would take
him in as he couldnt settle. Finally and
luckily an Indian lady with a nursery
school took him in, but my heart broke
the Day I went to pick him up from
school and asked her politely how he was
doing. Her response was i don’t know
what to do with him. Am just a teacher
not a psychiatrist. I cried all the way
home. Thoughts bombarded my mind.
Worst of all there was no answer to the
An only son, Autism, was it generational?
Or the devil? No answer! Up untill then I
was having a swell time living my life to
the fullest.. But with this dilemma I
crawled to God .I attended every
Christian gathering, crusade, vigils; just
name it. I prayed; prayed , cried, fasted ,
sowed seeds but nothing happened. The
years went by and it seemingly got
People were begining to notice there was
a problem I couldnt hide it any more. (By
the way, dont try hidding your shame if
God doesnt hide it you can’t hide it)
My husband was tired. My mother who
was perpetually encouraging me was
tired, I was tired, exhausted and tired of
casting, binding, fighting and faithing, so I
prayed for Him to die so I could move on
with my life.
(I wanted a short cut)
He didn’t die instead he grew. Seeing God
wasn’t ready to take him I went back to
God again in prayer, I repented and
continued from where I stopped .Running
from pillar to post, church to church.
At one church I was told to go on one
week dry fast with consistent midnight
prayers. At midnight when I came down
to pray I was usually afraid. One night as
I came down for the prayer routine, I
heard a voice say to me how can you be
praying and afraid. You are afraid
because you do not know the God you
are praying to.
At that point I packed up and went on a
quest to know this GOD!I stayed alone for
2weeks with only one prayer point. ( God
if you are real let me know you.). I spent
more time within those weeks studying
the Word of God , and through the pages
of the Bible I came to know this GOD.
After that 2weeks of word immersion I
had peace like I never had since the
ordeal started. The burden for my son to
speak or get normal left me. I was just at
peace with God and the World.
About 3weeks later we travelled to
England on Holiday. We were in a shop
on Oxford street when my son that had
never spoken came to me tapped me and
asked me a question.
His first words to me were where is
kamsy? He was asking for His older
That was how my son started talking.
One thing led to another; he started
doing things he couldnt do and like magic
caught up with his age mates.
It was like Magic! No Miracle.! Today I
celebrate God as He turns 18.
There is nothing we dont talk about now.
From His school work to the Girls that
likes him and the ones He likes, lol..
Sometimes I even scold him that he talks
too much, correcting him that as a
gentleman he shouldnt talk much. How
we so quickly forget…smh…
I cant thank God enough for him.
Through my trial with him, I was
reconnected back to God, I found my
purpose in Life, and my ministry was
birthed.(That is another story for another
Day). I encourage you today in your own
trial to fight on. No short cut.
God has not disappeared, take your eyes
off your problem (if you can) Seek Him
and He will do the needful plus much
more m still praying… During my prayers
I PRAYED FOR HIM TO LIVE AND SHOW
FORTH THE GLORY OF GOD