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Paying Tribute to Mr. Femi Segun, one of our Trustees

Paying Tribute to Mr. Femi Segun, one of our Trustees

March 23, 2014
Mr. Femi Segun, first from left holding the microphone @ the VITSAF inaugural launch April 29, 2010
Mr. Femi Segun, first from left holding the microphone @ the VITSAF inaugural launch April 29, 2010

Its such a sad moment for VITSAF loosing one of our founding Trustee member to the cold hands of death.

The story of VITSAF starting out cannot be complete without mentioning Mr. Femi Segun, from when you read an article on Vitiligo published by the defunct True Love West African Magazine in June 2008 till his death, you continued to support. We (me, Ogo Maduewesi VITSAF ED and you) share findings on possible Vitiligo helpful natural therapies and healthy living in general.

The very first and subsequent Vitiligo support group meetings till 2009 were held in your office where you did not only provide us free space for meetings , but also provided refreshments and your office completely for anything we needed.

You were there all through at the beginning even when nobody understood what I was talking about nor believed in the Vitiligo cause, even when I could not communicate effectively, you were patient with me, teaching me and guiding me. I remember you will take me in your car to anywhere I may be going to when I could not afford transport fare. You were such a humble and accommodating man.

My heart goes out to your family and I pray God comforts them in His own special way.

Really sad, as we cannot question God, we thank him greatly for such a great life you lived. I am personally happy that the world is speaking so good of you.

On behalf of VITSAF,
“All that we know about those we have loved and lost is that they would wish us to remember them with a more intensified realization of their reality. What is essential does not die but clarifies. The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.”

~ Thornton Wilder

Gratefully,
Ogo Maduewesi
VITSAF, ED