Francess Chizoba Obanye, a burn survivor, has reached the 17-year mark since her acid attack.
In 2004, Francess was 9 years old when her uncle’s wife broke into her bed while she was sleeping and spilled a bucket of acid on her face.
On Wednesday, November 17, the Anambra State University graduate turned to Instagram to celebrate her life, years after the terrible incident.
“A day like today!! I cried till there was no more tears in my eyes. A day like today I felt pains that I won’t forget till I die,” she wrote.
“A day like today I asked so many questions that I am yet to get the answers till today!
“On the 17th of November I started a journey!! This day took our my physical beauty but didn’t take away who I was.
“This day gave me scars that will always remind me!! Yes that this girl is really a strong girl . Today I am celebrating life
“This is my 17th year of always smiling even when it hurts deep down me!! Even in my next life to come I will always choose me
“Happy 17th year Anniversary to me and I can boldly say to myself,Hey girl you are a strong girl. 17-2004 to 17-2021.