Dinah Lugard fights drug addiction
In a remarkable turn of events, Sunny Ola, a resident of Lagos originally from Kogi State, has triumphed over the clutches of drug addiction and embarked on a transformative journey of recovery and hope. His inspiring story serves as a testament to the life-changing impact of Dinah Lugard and her organization, the Cure Initiative.
During a routine outreach mission in Bariga, Lagos, the dedicated team of the Cure Initiative encountered numerous individuals, offering support and resources to those in need. Among them, Sunny Ola stood out with his remarkable eloquence and a profound yearning for change.
Moved by Ola’s emotional reaction upon receiving a flyer, one of the Cure Initiative team members approached him, eager to understand the cause of his distress. It was then that Ola revealed his heart-wrenching struggle with drug addiction, a battle that had left him in despair.
“I am grateful to Aunty Dinah Lugard and the Cure Initiative for helping me find a path to redemption,” expressed Ola, his voice filled with gratitude and determination. “Their compassion and support have been life-changing for me.”
Ola shared his poignant tale of leaving his hometown in search of better opportunities in Lagos. But his desire for bettering his life was cut short by his new found love for drugs. Ola found himself associating with drug addicts, making it difficult for him to break away from this menace.
Ola’s journey into addiction began with a fateful day at a club, where he unknowingly consumed a drink laced with codeine.
Upon his release, Ola embarked on a quest to find the kind-hearted stranger who had shared an address in Bariga, offering him solace. Fate led him to cross paths with the Cure Initiative’s team, whose unwavering commitment to making a difference compelled them to extend a helping hand to Ola.
Deeply moved by his plight, the Cure Initiative provided Ola with the necessary support, recommending his admission to a reputable rehabilitation center. Over the course of four months, Ola underwent a transformative journey towards recovery, bolstered by the unwavering presence and encouragement of the Cure Initiative team.
“The Cure Initiative has given me a second chance at life,” Ola declared. “With their support, I have found the strength to overcome my addiction and rediscover my purpose.”
Not only did the Cure Initiative assist Ola in his personal journey, but they also facilitated a joyous reunion with his grief-stricken mother, who had believed her son was lost forever. Through their efforts, Ola and his mother were comfortably accommodated in a new apartment, far away from the temptations of his past.
Furthermore, with generous financial assistance from Dinah Lugard, the founder of the Cure Initiative, Ola was empowered to start his own business, paving the way for a self-sustaining future. Expressing his heartfelt gratitude, Ola remarked, “I hope to change the life of a drug addict too someday, just as Aunty Dinah Lugard and her team changed mine. My mother’s joy is now complete.”
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