Ex Nigerian basketball player, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, goes emotional as she acquires a house in the US.
She took to her Instagram to mention some of her ordeals, before eventually getting a house. In her words;
“This post bout to be hella emo… what’s the word to describe it? Of course I’m happy, that’s def a good word. But a better word is peace… I feel peace. I own a home, the first time our family has lived in a house or owned one. What little we once had we lost. I feel at peace to have a home base. I’m on the move a lot, partially because of my career, but probably, honestly, because I haven’t had anywhere stable to go. And while I try to repress memories of anxiety filled nights or finding us sitting on frigid cold New York City streets. I’ll never let go of the warmth of many kind people during this journey. S/O to all the places I’ve been given the grace to rest my head at when there was no where to go. Chrissy’s crib, Ashley’s mom’s bed, Sasha’s attic, Warren’s guest room, Suzy’s basement, Richie and Nancy’s office, the couches of Rebecca and Vickie and Alana and Jess and Christine and Sharon… there’s too many couches to name… some of people I knew well, and some of people I knew less but they still looked out…”
Revealing how she had to jump from one house to another, and being in social workers’ care, she said “So much thanks to all the loved ones who have kept my belongings for me for years; who are holding random family heirlooms like picture albums, or a varsity jacket, or my birth certificate.
“Thank you to social workers who actually cared, women’s shelters, community homes that have helped our family through the lowest of times. I am so thankful but especially to my mother Patricia Gold, without whom none of this is possible, and out of all of us has endured the most trials and tribulations. I wish her life was easier for her; I wish for a lot for her. That’s all I’ll say about that for now. This is a cherished precious slice of the American dream for the Gold-Onwude’s and now we have a place to be. Amen.”
Ros Fatima Gold-Onwude, is an American-Nigerian sports broadcaster. A native of New York City. Gold-Onwude played college basketball at Stanford and played on the Nigeria women’s national basketball team.
Ros covers NBA basketball on ESPN’s TV, digital, and radio platforms and is a fill-in host of “First Take” with Stephen A. Smith & Max Kellerman each week. Since 2012 Ros has covered March Madness, the NCAA tournament and Pac-12 Men’s and Women’s college hoops in both the analyst and reporter role for Pac-12 Networks. Most recently Gold-Onwude has joined forces with Kevin Durant’s and Rich Kleiman’s 35 Ventures as one of the faces of “The Boardroom”. Ros was also the host of a sports debate show called “Don’t At Me” presented by The Players Tribune and streaming live Twitter.
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