As you all know, I have been blogging for quite a well and during this time I have come to know all kinds of people through blogging. Some have been fun to know, others not so fun and quite a few have been amazing. One of these amazing people is Akin who perhaps has one of the oldest blogs on the Naija circut(by the way, I can't for the love of God understand why his blog, even after all these years has never been nominated even once for a Nigerian Blog award, totally crazy, men, and by the way I nominate him every year).
Akin's blog is one of those few blogs that you can see just how crazy life can be. There are no rules in life. Anything can happen and one can't even say "why"? cos before you have even come to terms with your new lot in life, life just continues leaving you far behind, still wondering what the hell happened.
I read his blogs when he was successful, doing great, traveling, living life.
I read his blogs when he got sick, alone, in a foreign hospital and with nobody around him.
Reading his blogs, I wondered how he would get through with his cancer treatment, all alone in an apartment. I was struck by his courage and pride in going through what I imagine the toughest time of his life alone and with such dignity too.
Things never really got back to how they used to be before his illness. He has lost everything he has worked so hard for.
But life is not done yet it seems. I just read Akin's blog and he is going to be homeless pretty soon.
I don't know if any of you can do anything but maybe there is somebody out there who can, one never knows. I can at least put this out there and hope that there are still amazing people in blogville. Please read his blog and see how you can help.