Hard work, determination and success are in the genes of certain remarkable persons. After excelling as one of the most philanthropic Sierra Leoneans which contributed to her appointment by His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma as Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs. Isatu Isha Timbo-Nwokedi has gone and done it again. She has bagged a Bachelor’s degree.
MRS. ISATU TIMBO-NWOKEDI IN HER GRADUATION GOWN
Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi was one of the graduates this year of the prestigeous, coed , historically black Wilberforce University of Wilberforce, Ohio. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and Public Health . Family members, associates and friends of the very popular Goodwill Ambassador have been celebrating this achievement with her.
MRS. TIMBO-NWOKEDI POSES WITH ONE OF HER DAUGHTERS JOJO AFTER RECEIVING HER DEGREE
Many of the family members and friends interviewed by COCORIOKO commended Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi .They marvelled at her indomitable spirit and courage. It must be recalled that two -and-a-half years ago, Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi suffered a double tragedy when her father, Alhaji Abdulai Timbo passed away in Ghana where he had been taken for treatment and shortly after , her beloved husband, medical doctor Sylvester Nwokedi , died suddenly one evening while they were home preparing dinner , leaving her to take care of two daughters. She was hugely devastated by her father’s and her husband’s deaths and many women faced with such a calamity would have fallen apart , but though she still carries an aching void in her heart , Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi continued her characteristic hard work and completed her education with flying colours.
MRS. TIMBO-NWOKEDI POSES WITH THE PRESIDENT OF WILBERFORCE UNIVERSITY
Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi’s mother, Madam Marie Salim , said she is very proud of her daughter , not only for her humanitarian enterprises but her latest achievement. She told this paper that her daughter has always been somebody with an extraordinary spirit .
It must also be recalled that Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi had been providing valuable services to hospitals and health centers in Sierra Leone . She had been donating containers of medical equipment and supplies to these medical institutions in addition to sending bags of rice and food supplies to vulnerable people in the country. She has also been sponsoring muslims to the yearly hajj in Mecca .
Asked how she hoped to use her newly-achieved BSN degree , Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi said that she will use her latest achievement for the cause of humanity. A professional nurse with an RN before her graduation , Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi also owns and runs a successful and thriving home health care Agency in Lawndale , California, called the Gidda’s Home Health Services. She plans to use her advanced nursing education to help provide quality health care delivery in America and the land of her birth, Sierra Leone.
We congratulate Mrs. Timbo-Nwokedi for her achievement and we pray that God will help her broaden her horizon and sphere of influence in her profession and philanthropic work.