Title: My Father’s Daughter
Subtitle: An Inspirational true story of a Father and his Daughter.
For centuries, people have had the privilege to study and learn about the lives and times of men and women who have positively impacted and influenced our world. These are people who have each in their own unique way, achieved success in family life, business and other spheres of life. Their stories are sometimes centred on how they evolved to be who they are, their family genealogy, how they were raised to developed life skills that enabled them overcome difficult situations. Most worthy of emulation, is the ability of these individuals to accept their weaknesses and build a legacy for posterity. This is one of such stories.
The book, ‘my father’s daughter’ is a memoir of an inspirational story about Loretta and her Father Pa. Richard of blessed memory. In these times when few men truly understand fatherhood, it is imperative that this exceptional story of a father and his daughter be shared with the world.
His words and teachings guided her through adversities, helped her make life’s difficult choices, built rock solid confidence in her, influenced her choice of spouse and instilled moral values into her. Overall, he developed in her, a unique character and an attitude to face life with a positive mind-set.
My Father’s Daughter gives young women and men, adolescent girls and boys the impetus for a great life as it does adults, fathers, mothers, guardians or carers too; providing the tool kit for parenting excellence. Loretta hopes to influence the youths, biological and non-biological parents using the teachings from her beloved father and her life transformational experiences. My Father’s Daughter sets out to do this in a never before written inspirational story to mentor and inspire not only the present generation, but also future generations.
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About the Author
Loretta Oduware Ogboro-Okor
MRCOG (United Kingdom), MBBS (Benin), MSc. Public Health Research (Edinburgh),
MSc. Clinical Education (Sheffield Hallam)
Loretta Oduware Ogboro-Okor, is a United Kingdom trained Obstetrician and Gynaecologist. She has been able to blend her work in the science field of medical practise and research, with being an author, a passionate motivational speaker, women and youth health advocate and educationist as well as a social entrepreneur and an ardent blogger. She set up the Loretta Reveals “borderless motivational space” http://lorettareveals.org in 2015. She also co-founded the Ashanti Graham Health & Education Initiative Foundation (AGHEIF) in 2010 – a charity with the vision “21st Century Health Care for Africa.” The charity has made significant progress in enabling capacity development in Nigeria through healthcare trainings for medical professionals and providing important equipment and hardware for medical institutions.
Loretta earned her MBBS degree from the prestigious University of Benin in Nigeria. She bagged further postgraduate degrees: an MSc in Public Health Research and another in Clinical Education from the Universities of Edinburgh and Sheffield Hallam both in the United Kingdom. She is a member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist in the United Kingdom and has worked in the National Health Service now, for over 10 years.
Apart from being a woman in the field of science and healthcare provision, her life journey reflects roles in leadership, people motivation, academics, research and advocacy. Loretta is passionate about “Cultural Integration” in African communities as a means to tackling women’s Reproductive and Mental Health issues as well as Trafficking. She is dedicated to motivating people; principally those who are migrants from ethnic minority backgrounds to achieving a life of purpose and significance because she understands that having limited use of the common language (in this case English) as well as peculiar cultural sensibilities can be a huge challenge to societal integration for migrant populations- especially women.
This multi-talented family building woman of ancient Benin heritage has been awarded accolades for her voluntary works and community commitments across continents in both United Kingdom and Nigeria.
She is the current President of the University of Benin Alumni Association, United Kingdom Branch.