Adenna was involved in an argument that turned into a knife fight with another woman, who stabbed Adenna in the back, right over her spine. While Adenna lived in a metropolitan area, her family was so poor she could not get immediate medical attention. Days later she presented to the emergency room with high fever and leg weakness. The initial wound had entered her spinal canal. She had been leaking spinal fluid since then, and now had an abscess and meningitis. Adenna easily could have died from this wound – an injury she evidently didn’t give much concern to. She was lucky this time. Adenna is not her real name, only representative of the thousands of similar medical conditions that poor Nigerians cannot get treated.