Chris de Bode

Yola, NIGERIA

Coleman (left) and his stepbrother Adam whom he is now living with after fleeing his home. Church had just started when Coleman heard the sounds of machine guns outside. He fled to his stepbrother Adam with his stepson Barnabas and daughters Deborah (five) and Ladi (seven). The escape to safety was difficult as Coleman, who was a teacher until 2006, suffered a stroke ten years ago and he has Parkinson's disease. His wife died shortly after she gave birth to Ladi. Coleman now lives with his uncle Adam. The two men, who didn't know each other at all, are now best friends.
Coleman: 'I can hardly take care of myself, because my hands are shaking all the time. I can't hold anything and I am too weak to walk or stand on my own. That is what Parkinson's is doing to me. Adam helps me with everything. I would be lost without him. We talk about life a lot. I am very grateful for his hospitality and generosity. Sometimes I am scared of what my disease will do to me in the future. It is a great comfort that I haveAdam. Otherwise I would be all alone.'
Adam: 'I am delighted that Coleman is here and that I can take care of him. We have become good friends. I've been in the military and now get a decent pension. My wife is deceased since 2015 and almost all of my children have left the nest. I share my own with love with Coleman Barnabas and Ladi.'

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Chris de Bode
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Yola
Country
NIGERIA
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