Nollywood Veteran, Eucharia Anunobi Marks Birthday For Her Late Son

Will she ever forget the only ‘man’ that stood with her? Yes, their relationship as mother and child lasted 15 years, but it held much memory of trials, as her husband, Charles Ekwu, long abandoned them both.

The actress lost her son, Raymond, to sickle cell anemia on August 22, 2017 at the age of 15.

The pain of separation and struggle to keep her son alive must have brought her closer to God, to become an evangelist.

He would have been 16 this month. And she must immortalize him by way of continuing his passion. Thus, on February 16, 2018, the actress visited the motherless babies’ home, as was the tradition with mother and child.

She said: “I am going to do it the way my son and I had always done it and I would give out some of his personal effects. Normally, when someone dies, you do not touch their things for about a year. For instance, if a man’s wife dies he is not expected to touch her things or dispose of them till after a year.”

“Initially, I decided to do the same thing but I later changed my mind and that is why I donated some of his things to a government-owned motherless babies’ home and also to the boys at the Special Correctional Centre for the Boys. I am doing this because I am a humanitarian and to let the motherless babies know that we love them.”

Last Thursday, she uploaded photos from the charity event, with a ‘thank you’ caption.

“This is thanking all the great people who came out to join me celebrate my late son, Raymond Ekwu’s post houmous 16th birthday at one of the orphanages in Lagos last Friday, the 16th February.”

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Sebastiane Ebatamehi

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