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A Loss that affected me greatly; Olamide Arowosegbe (I still miss you)

Growing up, I had very few friends. But I had enough people who love me, watch my back and want me to genuinely succeed. One of them was Olamide Arowosegbe. Our friendship started in secondary school, OSCCO. She has a short frame and I am taller, I would taunt her all the time about it.

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We dreamt of attending the same University and we did, we both got admitted to Obafemi Awolowo University.

Olamide was beautiful, light skinned and of course had a lot of boys in high school wanted to be her friend haha. I was actually happy to be the wing man, we even had a way we communicate that I know when to get her out of ackward situations.

I had a rough time in Uni

My grades weren't great initially in Uni but guess what Olamide would do? She would intentionally find where I read and spend a few minutes encouraging me and checking on me. An event thats still fresh in my head was one night when I was in Chemistry Oven, WhiteHouse, OAU; she called and told me to raise my head so she can trace where I was sitting, she sat with me and encouraged me greatly. Then I had to go use the wash room and when I got back, she said she had to go study too but I didn't know she had left a note for me.

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I took a picture and sent it to her that I really appreciate how she takes care of me and how much she means to me.

Suddenly, Olamide fell ill. I don't want to recount all she went through because of how painful the whole thing was for her and how she struggled so much. I still remember that night at the hospital in Ile-Ife, she was still telling me everything was going to be alright. She also lost so much weight, it made me cry. It affected me greatly.

I chose to remember my dear friend as an angel. Breathtaking in and out, sefless and carefree. I know it was painful for your folks and siblings, but I know you are doing very well in heaven with our creator. I love you and would continue to pray for you Olamide. Till we meet again champ 💗 💗

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