World Pulse Spirits Awards: Encourager - Arrey Echi did it again this morning

Marie Abanga
Posted January 6, 2020 from Cameroon

I wouldn't be on World Pulse today had I not visited her home last year and seen a world pulse frame. I think it was an award or certificate of completion of some program done on a small but beautiful wooden frame - or should I say sculpture? I was her host because we had previously connected on Facebook and I was so looking forward to meeting her during my next trip to her city. I casually asked if she could host me for 4 days and 3 nights and oh my she said yes. I remember being fed and pampered until I bloated.

I am talking about Arrey Echi and I am nominating her for the encourager Award. Yesterday, I read her nomination for Nakinti and I seconded that with a comment, and she encouraged me to do my own nomination today because it was the last day or so. Now the hurray here is that her encouragement to do a nomination got me to do 3 - see how powerful it turned out to be? and yet, I had honestly been distraught that out of the 1st three nominations I had made, two were not qualified because they were judges.

Arrey speaks up for what she cares for, which is breaking the sickle cell anemia stigma with her. She is soft spoken you would want to just read her lips while she talks. I could write on and on, most of the time I go to that city I try to connect with her somehow. 

Many others can attest to this, I have seen other nominations for her, and I really wish the best with this and much more.

Thank you dear Arrey for the spirit you have - one which truly makes it a 'Joy 2 Endure' even an unpleasant and threatening situation like yours.

This story was submitted in response to #SpiritAwards.

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Wusufor
Jan 06, 2020
Jan 06, 2020

Congratulations dear Arrey on your nomination. My very best wishes to you. You all take care of yourselves.
Regards
Lizzy

ARREY- ECHI
Jan 06, 2020
Jan 06, 2020

Thank you very much, dear Liz

Wusufor
Jan 07, 2020
Jan 07, 2020

Welcome dear :-)

Wusufor
Jan 07, 2020
Jan 07, 2020

Welcome :-)

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jan 06, 2020
Jan 06, 2020

Hello, sister Marie,

Thanks for sharing this with us and for nominating our Sickle Cell Warrior Arrey!

Thanks for participating in the Spirit Awards!

Marie Abanga
Jan 07, 2020
Jan 07, 2020

My pleasure o Kaye

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jan 07, 2020
Jan 07, 2020

Love it!

Jill Langhus
Jan 06, 2020
Jan 06, 2020

Aw, such a sweet photo:-) Whoa... I know you didn't say last year. I thought for sure you've been on WP for at least 2!!

You don't need to be distraught, dear:-)

Thanks so much for sharing your loving words and nomination for our Dear Arrey.

XX

Marie Abanga
Jan 07, 2020
Jan 07, 2020

HAHAHAHAHA dearie I hear you and know you feel me

Thank you too so much - yep I clocked a year old on WP last November o hahahahaha

Jill Langhus
Jan 08, 2020
Jan 08, 2020

You're welcome:-)

Wow! Amazing....

ARREY- ECHI
Jan 06, 2020
Jan 06, 2020

Oh dear Marie,
Thank you so much for these kind thoughtful words and for the nomination.

What a way to discover how that plaque lead you to the pulse! That's humbling. It is actually my certificate of completion of the Voices of the Future course, a programme that has been instrumental as I journey on with my advocacy.

My door is always open you know. It is a privilege to host you often and, I will try not to make you bloat .

Thank you very much for this recognition. I appreciate you.
Hugs

Marie Abanga
Jan 07, 2020
Jan 07, 2020

HAHAHahahaha Sis,

Ok o I will come again lol. Yes you see how much that programme is changing lives? Keep doing all you do and see you soon
Hugs all the way

Endale Edith
Jan 14, 2020
Jan 14, 2020

I'm glad to see women supporting each other in this manner. What I love the most about your post is your level of gratitude. We live in a world full of ungrateful people with a sense of entitlement. This is quite encouraging.