A lady identified as Okhimhe Grace, a first class graduate in Science Laboratory Technology of Auchi Polytechnic, has taken to her Instagram page to call out a Lagos based firm, Kennedia Consulting, accusing them of discrimination; stating she was asked to leave an interview, due to a skin condition she has, known as Neurofibromatosis.
She took to Instagram to plead that her story be heard, as she feels pained and humiliated that she was asked to leave an interview, she was singled out and asked to leave due to a medical condition, which was no fault of hers.
In her narration, she stated that she was just asked to drop her CV and leave the premises by the firm’s security personnel, when she asked why, she was told that the management did not provide a reason, but she sensed it was due to her medical condition and the security man affirmed it to be so with a nod of his head.
Her story :
She further stated that Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumor to grow on the skin, its neither contagious nor communicable and as such should not to be feared or discriminated against.
To enlighten the public further; Neufibromatosis also called NF is a tumor growth in the nervous system and they of three types NF1, NF2 and NF3, it’s symptoms ranges from a light brown spots on the skin, freckles on the armpit or groin, small bumps, to hearing loss, cataracts and muscle wasting, but these tumors are generally non – cancerous.
NF is a genetic mutation in certain genes, that is to say we have no control over it as a person, it could be inherited or spontaneously occur on the body.
There is no prevention or cure for it, but surgery can be done to remove tumors causing problems to the body
1 out of 3000 individuals can suffer from NF and is equally prevalent among men and women alike. It is among the most common inherited nervous system disorders.
This beautiful and intelligent lady seem to have gone through humiliation and discrimination due to a medical condition that has plagued her skin, more awareness is needed concerning this skin disorder, to help many suffering from it have a form of closure and acceptance.