Wednesday, 14 November 2012


 Ruth Idowu’s life changed forever on Oct. 2, 2010, transforming her from a carefree high school graduate to a helpless amputee. She was clearing tables in the tiny restaurant her parents own in Oja Odan, a city of 7,000 in Southwest Nigeria. A drug-crazed man with a knife burst in and began slashing at Ruth from behind. When she raised both hands to protect her neck, the attacker chopped off her right hand at the wrist and severed her left arm at the elbow.

Jungle justice ensued. A gang of young men chased the assailant, doused him with petrol, set him afire and watched him burn to death.  For more click on  read more

After a madman hacked off both her hands two years ago, 17-year-old Ruth Idowu prayed to Jesus for new ones. The faith of the shy Nigerian teenager and the kindness of strangers – who are now dear friends — have prevailed.
Tunde and Titi Akinremi, a married couple with residences in both Colton, South California and Nigeria, founded an organization called Tunde And Friends Foundation, decades ago in Nigeria. Tunde, 57, is a paraplegic. They sponsored Ruth’s trip to the US and footed her medical bills by appealing for donations to aid her.
Today, the people at Johnson’s Orthopedic Appliances in Riverside are making Ruth two new appendages free of charge to restore the limbs and the independence she’d so brutally lost in her native country. Since October, Mike Openshaw, 35, the head prosthetist at the clinic, located at 7254 Magnolia Avenue, has been fitting Ruth with temporary mechanical limbs, readying her for the finished products in a couple of weeks.
Ruth can now do things like answering a phone call, eating icecream, and putting a kettle to boil. Thanks to good Samaritans like Tunde,   Titi and Mike.
To find out more about Tunde And Friends Foundation (TAFF), visit

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1 comment:

  1. Thank God for his kindness greater things ahead for her in Jesus name