A tribute to an Unsung Hero...
"A hero(masculine) or heroine (feminine) is a person who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through impressive feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing their own personal concerns for a greater good...."
The man up there is a HERO, he literally lives, breathe, eat, walk, sleeps and acts out every word in that definition.
His name is Dr Wilson Ovienria.
An Opthalmic Surgeon and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua. Edo state. A father, friend and the most selfless person you can meet on the course of your life.
Dr Wilson in his younger life "Wilson" has always been an upright and just man, loving the good of humanity and in his selflessness chose to study medicine to impact positively on humanity.
Most times, unsung heroes often experience their moment of glory or greatest level of appreciation only once their journey on earth has passed, thankfully, this isn't the case now.
We often take for granted the contributions of many who, together, are responsible for building the foundation of our medical specialty. It is only upon reflection of their contributions when another has come along, or we reflect back on that magic touch they had and we ignored.. Only then we begin to feel the true weight of their worth we chose to ignore. prom party wears decorated With rhinestone
Unfortunately, Dr Wilson is one of those few, but today we choose to sing to the world the hero we have...
Young Wilson in University of Benin, stood strong and tall and led an Anticult movement to help curtail the acts of cultism in our Nigerian Universities. Knowing the bite cultism took into our system in the 90's you and I can attest to the fact that he is indeed a brave and fearless man...
Fast forward to present day 2017, now Dr Wilson an impeccable doctor and the CMAC of ISTH....
A nation strike was annouced by the Union workers, some members tried to cripple the activities of the hospital where he works by discharging patients and preventing health care to be delivered.
Dr Wilson yet again, stood firm. He saved the Irrua community, Edo state and Nigeria as a whole from an impending lassa epidemic..
Lassa is a viral hemorrhagic fever, I'll like to term it "mini Ebola".. It's a killer, it's deadly!!!!
The union members in their ignorance wanted to release this deadly weapon to our community by forcely discharging the patients from the Lassa ward, but for the timely intervention of Dr Wilson this was prevented.
He was insulted, harrassed, oppressed, defamed in his fight for the greater good, but he held on strong to his Hippocratic oath and saved the day!!!
Aletor Jacob Amakhian