She was forced into a medically induced coma as doctors battled to save her life. Doctors told her mother she might not survive the ordeal.
Narrating the sad ordeal, the brave young woman who came second at the Miss Teen Africa beauty pageant, said: “Unknown to me, I had a rare, deadly allergy to eye drops and shockingly, after using it, all of my skin peeled off from head to toe.”
Miraculously, she recovered from the illness and went on to complete a degree in early childhood studies at the University of Roehampton.
Marian added: “I am so happy to be alive and share my unique story.
“No matter what the struggles may be, one has to believe in themselves and have a positive attitude towards life.
“I see my story as a positive one. I believe this will inspire a lot of youths to be grateful for what they have.
“Even more so, to fulfill their purpose in life and be a blessing to someone else. My motto is ‘believe in yourself and follow your dreams’.”
As a result of her ordeal and the challenges she successfully scaled, Marian has now written two books about her life to motivate others, titled ‘My Life Is Not My Own’ and ‘ReachOut2All.’
Marian has finally recovered and is doing well now
She is also involved in community work with youngsters in Croydon and recently organised a graduation ceremony for school children.Marian, said: “When I was in the intensive care unit, crying in pain, all I thought of was coming home.
“I’ve overcome a lot of in my life. Losing my skin because of an eye drop is just another obstacle I’ve made it through.”