A Rwandan family is appealing to the public to help get their 38-year-old daughter, Faina, a wheelchair. Faina’s story is one of a lady whose life witnessed a drastic downturn as she ran mad on her wedding day 18 years ago. She now crawls.
Faina was the breadwinner of the family. In a chat with Afrimax, her father, 75, identified as Nzanzurwimo Kaitan stated that his daughter was born normal and walked with her feet but crawls today.
Faina moved to the city in search of greener pastures after failing to complete her studies due to lack of money. In the city, she got a job as a house help and took on the role of the family’s breadwinner as the job paid her well.
In the course of the job, the lady met a man and fell in love with him. The then 20-year-old lady returned to the village for final wedding preparations and that was when her problems started.
Faina’s wedding didn’t hold because something weird happened on her wedding day.
“She started having headaches, felt dizzy and started running mad in the streets. Faina could not talk and could not walk, so she started crawling.”
Faina was rushed to the hospital and the wedding was called off. The lady recovered but things got worse.
Speaking on the sad events of that fateful day, Faina’s elder sister named Mushimiyimana Alphonsine while blaming dark powers for what happened to her sister said: “As we were getting ready for the wedding, she got ill.
“Her legs then folded themselves and she could no longer walk again.”
Faina’s fiancé waited for three years, but after realising she was not getting better, he married another woman and now has three children.