Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Naomi Oni, Acid Attack Survivor, Inspires With Her Hopes For Finding Love Again

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Naomi Oni contemplated killing herself after her former friend Mary Konye threw acid all over her as she walked home from work in Dagenham, in December 2012. It burned off Naomi's eyelids, some of her hair, skin on her arms and leg and she was almost blinded in one eye.

Her boyfriend at the time dumped her two months after her ordeal, and as she looked at her face in the mirror, she thought that no one would ever love her or find her attractive again.

However since then, Naomi has managed to turn her life around. In an interview with Closer magazine, she has spoken about dating again, and is open to finding love.

Talking about a recent relationship that didn't work out, she said:

"He said I was gorgeous and completely took me by surprise - he approached me in the street and said he'd read about my story and thought I was so inspirational that he wanted to take me out.

"Things didn’t work out with the guy I was seeing and we’re just friends, but it’s boosted my self-esteem. I'm enjoying being single at the moment but I'm ready to fall in love again with the right person."

Naomi is being profiled by Closer Magazine as one the exceptional people they're championing for the 'Month Of Determination'.

During the trial where her attacker was convicted, Naomi said it was a battle to get through each day,

My life was turned upside down. I'm reminded what I look like every day I look in the mirror or see the reaction on people's faces. The whole traumatic experience has changed my life."

I'm happy she has been able to pull through.

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