Mary Daniels has told reporters that she hopes her grass to grace story- which was made possible by dint of hard work, will inspire others in her condition to aspire for greatness.
Having caught the eyes of the internet community including Nigerian politicians, Mary is on her way to becoming a millionaire after well-meaning Nigerians overwhelmed her with cash donations and other assistance in various forms after she went viral whilst selling bottled water in traffic in Lagos.
Mary turned 27 on April 23 during which she spoke about everything going on in her life right about now. She revealed she’s set to establish a supermarket with donations she received from within and outside Nigeria. “I feel happy today,” Mary said during her birthday.
Speaking further, Mary said; “I didn’t celebrate my birthday last year. I am grateful to God for what He has done in my life. I never thought I would mark my birthday in a big way like this.
“People who know me before now have been calling me and making kind remarks about me. They said I have changed for good and they can hardly recognise me again.”
She said; “I want to set up a supermarket where I will be selling cartons of noodles, bottled water, drinks, foodstuffs, and other items. “I plan to employ two of my cousins. One is based in Awka (Anambra) while the other is based in Asaba (Delta).
”They will relocate to Lagos and join me in running the supermarket. As soon as I get my own apartment, I will bring my daughter to Lagos. I hope my story will inspire people in my condition to always try to struggle to earn a living.”
According to her, a non-governmental organisation has decided to pick up the bill of prosthesis to be procured for her.
“The people that will do the artificial leg came on Monday to take the measurement of my leg. They said it would be ready in one month’s time,” she said.