The Girl Who Had A Mental Disorder, Changed my Life.

A girl was just staring at me. A big girl. She was eating doughnut and staring at me. Then she walked up to me

“I know you! I know you very well!!” she screams even though we weren’t far in distance.

“You are that boy that borrowed my pen” she said with great excitement.

Truly, I’ve never seen this girl before.

“nice to meet you” I reply her, offering to shake her hand.

“you must be sarcastic” she says with a wide grin

“I don’t think there was any sacarsm in what I said”

“no, I don’t mean sacarsm, I mean sarcastic” she replies, starting to roll her eyes like an amateur.

I really wanted to say “so you can eat doughnut, but you don’t know book”
But thanks to my self-control. Lol

Then she told me that doughnut and that if I don’t buy, she will cry (she said these in yoruba)

I don’t know why some girls will be using tears to force me to do something. Lol.

The way she kept eating her doughnut and still talking at the same time, was making me annoyed.



When I ask a question, she will first eat and swallow before answering. Very annoying.

This girl started crying.
Ahhh, she was crying and talking in yoruba language (my native language). Her mummy came to intervene.

Girl crying



She told her mom that I didn’t buy doughnut, and that she’s not happy at all.

Then her mom looked at me and wasn’t happy too. She held her daughter and started going back to their shop.

………………………………………

I continued my walk.

I stopped and thought about it all again.
Then I just went to a nearby supermarket, bought some stuff like indomie noodles , chocolates and all these girly pink stuff.

Girls stuff



I went back to the girl’s shop to give it to her.
As I gave the gifts to her, she started jumping up in excitement. Her mother started crying.

The girl was suffering from a mental disorder. I can’t remember the name. But this disorder makes the body to grow faster than the brain.
She looked like over 25years, but only her thinking was like 10years. She moved her hands well, no handicap, no physical disabilities, only the mental growth. I strongly believe it was Autism.

Her mother said in my langauge (yoruba) “no one has ever bought chocolate for her before. Not even her (mother)”

………………………………………

Then this girl was very happy and ran home with the gifts, right from her shop.

That’s the last time I saw her. This happened when I just wanted to enter the university.

Sometimes, when having conversations with people, we should be sensitive enough to predict or know what they are going through. Just be sensitive.


Now, today, make sure you make someone smile. Make sure you make at least a person to smile daily. You can do this. I believe in you❤️

This is a call to you. Let’s assist autistist individuals. Let’s volunteer our time or donate to give them better lives. Let’s use our presence and actions to impact all persons with mental health related issues.

Yes we can.

© Vincent Ehindero

Published by Vincent Ehindero

A co-founder and CEO of High Foster. Vincent is a humorous guy that has a wonderful talent of blending growth secrets with relatable experiences. He is also a founder of a nonprofit organization that focuses on developing children and youths.

43 thoughts on “The Girl Who Had A Mental Disorder, Changed my Life.

  1. Thanks for sharing this! My 10 year old has autism. Just by looking you can’t tell. He is VERY hyper and on the go, repeats things a lot and Makes a lot of noises. Every child with autism is different. It is great to share different experiences. Thank you 🙏

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    1. You are absolutely welcome Elizabeth. I’m pretty sure your son has many cool abilities and is soooo lucky to have you as his mother 😊🎉🎉🎉

      Yes, and I’m dedicated to impacting lots of lives. And also using my efforts to make a change. Thanks so much for sharing this with me. I really appreciate it.

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    1. Thanks so much for checking that out. Yes, we should understand that autistic people have feelings too and we should always try to make an impact on any individual we meet 🎉🎉

      Thanks so much for reading.
      How’s OAU?

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  2. Wow …., how absolutely great !!
    How are you doing ?! This is the first time I read your posts ., after hearing so much about your award ! I am delighted to read such blog posts

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    1. Thanks soooo much Anthonia. Yeah, we all have a choice to impact people around the world!

      Sure, I had some urgent issues that needed me to forcefully take a break. But now, I’m back and I’m here to inspire lots of people💪🏾😎

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  3. This gave me chills on the spot. If you had told her what was on your mind, I bet you’d have hated yourself throughout that day.
    Most people we see out there are not hundred percent okay. They are struggling to find their place with the rest of the world. I’m glad you made her smile. It must have felt heavenly.

    I have a cousin like that too. Well, he hasn’t said a word for eight years, just noises. We’re still hoping for a miracle one day.

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    1. ❤️Exactly, I was very happy that God worked through me. I would have truly hated myself and till now, I might have been regretting.

      We have to be more sensitive that not everyone is “okay” like us. We just have to know that. And that doesn’t make them less human than we are. We most still love them more and cherish them like as our family.

      A miracle will definitely happen for your cousin. ❤️🙏I know it will. God is just waiting for the perfect time. Because in Him, we find perfection

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  4. A few years back I met a lady.. By the first sight I knew she was autistic. When she sat beside me, I could feel she was really excited.
    I asked her, “are you excited for the show”
    The moment I said that, she just stared at me for a while and then held my hands so tightly.. like how you’d show your affection to one. I must say she was a total stranger to me..
    As I retired from the hall after the show, she gave me a kiss on my palm. I was starting to cry.. and then her mother comes and she tells me that her daughter had never went outside her home because she was afraid of the way she would be treated. She had had really bad experiences before. But when I talked to her, she felt happy.
    Believe me, that day would never ever erase away from my memories.
    This post just reminded me of that.
    Thank you Vincent for this beautiful post.
    You have kind heart.

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    1. Wow, I’m so happy that you got to share this with me. Woww. Just wow. I’m very amazed right now.

      You made an autistic lady feel so loved. That’s the best thing to happen to her. You must have made her day too.

      I’m so inspired by this and I’m really happy to hear this.

      You are such a wonderful person. I’m soooo gonna screenshot this. Just so so marvelous.

      I guess her smile was your inspiration ❤️

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      1. I don’t think what I did was remarkable.. but I do think that being different around differently abled is not something to be appreciated.. I mean, they need to be treated equally. What’s so difficult in that? People sometimes are too judgemental! And it hurts some people.
        She made my day.. bcoz they way she looked at me. I felt like I was the one being loved there. That feeling is something different indeed,Vincent!

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      2. You will always continue to amaze me of your wisdom and sincere concern for humanity.

        I’m glad you have the zeal to impact lives. I’m sooo happy we are going to imoact lives together!

        You are doing well Athamana ❤️☺️

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