Euphrasie was born in 1916 according to her ID card that was showcased. She gave birth to 10 kids, with the last born the only one still alive.
Being a 106 years old great- grand mother, Euphrasie lacks the motivation of living any longer as she has seen it all, witnessed the death of nine children out of ten.
Speaking with Afrimax, the old woman stated that she is fed of being treated like a toddler due to the fact that she is weak, owing to her old age. She said, “I want to die because I am tired and weak. “Others are working. All I do is sleep all day, yet I want to eat.”
Fidele, 72, her only surviving son, told the media ,Afrimax, that her mother’s desire to die hurt him. The last of the ten children revealed that they always kept the rope out of her reach when she was trying to commit suicide.
Despite the fact Fidele admitted that she had lived longer, he stated that she was still wanted among them.
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He stated, “My mother was born in 1916, but she says she was born in 1913 on her first ID. She says she wants to die more often. What hurts me is that she wishes to die, yet we need her the most. Though she has lived for long, we still need her”
“She always thinks of committing suicide. Always requesting for a rope. but we can’t allow our mother do that”. Watch the video below:
The video, as posted on YouTube, sparked reactions from netizens as they were emotional as they took to comment section. Some reactions are shown below:
A Njeri said, “”She looks amazing. I would appreciate to live this long. The gift of old age. I hope those around taps to her wisdom before she leaves. The right wisdom. It is sad her living condition is this way???”
Z said, “She is so beautiful, she reminds me of my own mother who died, who i miss so much so it breaks my heart hearing her wanting to leave her family. I pray there is a change in her life that makes her want to live and enjoy her life and great grandchildren”.
“Are there not any old women groups she could get involved with that could occupy her mind?old people has so much knowledge to pass onto the younger generation. She needs a electric wheelchair that would ease the strain on her body too.”
Bernice Garvin said: “GOD has blessed her to live out many yrs, but there is a big difference in being alive, and just existing. I truly believe this how she feels. No judgement here. Peace & light to this Woman”.