Tuesday 14 May 2024

I Have Been Crying Like a Baby": A Father's Agony Over the Loss of His Son, a Nigerian Doctor, in the US

Uzochukwu Davis Igboanugo, a 32-year-old Nigerian physician, was slain in the US by an intoxicated driver. 
In a devastating incident, a promising Nigerian doctor's life was tragically cut short in the United States due to a drunk driving accident. The victim, whose identity has been withheld for privacy, was renowned for his commitment to serving underprivileged communities in his adopted country.


The doctor's father, overcome with grief, expressed his profound sorrow on Facebook, sharing that he has been unable to contain his tears. "I have been crying like a baby since I received the call," he wrote. "To lose a child is unbearable. Knowing his life was taken by someone's reckless actions makes the pain indescribable."


The family's mourning has resonated deeply within the Nigerian diaspora and local communities alike, highlighting the ongoing issue of drunk driving and its devastating consequences. The father's heartfelt post has sparked a wave of support and calls for stricter DUI enforcement and penalties.


This tragic event underscores the fragility of life and the importance of responsible behavior on the road. The community mourns the loss of a young, vibrant life that was dedicated to healing others and hopes for justice in the wake of this senseless tragedy.


He praised his son for being a very content, wise, gregarious, kind, and loving boy. 


"I lost this my son 3 weeks ago, I have been crying like a baby. A medical doctor ( Ophthalmologist) in America. 


An accident victim of a drunkard who felt asleep while speeding on the highway, jumped his lane opposite direction and hit with speed force on the driver's side door where my son was as he was driving home after work.


We can't question God as He has the final decision. 


Always pray as a parent not to loose any of your child irrespective of his behaviour because loss of a child can kill any parent.


Uzochukwu my son was a very nice boy, always happy, intelligent, friendly, caring, loving, sociable etc.


He was 32yrs old, not yet married despite my nagging,  he sacrificed all his time and achieved Ophthalmology which is a very difficult medical course in the history of reading medicine to become a medical doctor. 


Since his death I have been going through mental and psychological trauma as my doctor has been warning me.


My wife also has not been her self 


Pls don't wish your worst enemy this type of tragedy, now I pray for anybody who has not lost his child never to experience it. It is hellish and a disaster.


Uzochukwu my son you are now in God's bosom and working for Him that was why he took you this early.  As your soul will rest in God's bosom in Jesus name 🙏".





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