- A woman, Crystal Chigbu, who gave birth to a child with a disability has started a venture to provide disabled children with limbs
- Her daughter, Beulah, was diagnosed with tibial hemimelia, and required amputation but this became a difficult decision to make
- A survey informed her that some families had similar challenges and this compelled her to start the project
A rare medical condition her child suffered at birth compelled Crystal Chigbu to come up with a project to assist children with disabilities.
Her daughter, born in 2009, suffered from tibial hemimelia, which results in missing or shortened tibia or shinbone.
Chigbu’s daughter’s right leg was set for amputation and this caused her mother a lot of pain.
She revealed that she cried a lot and wondered what she would tell people and how her daughter would go to school.
Together with her husband, they visited other hospitals to try alternatives as they were hesitant about the amputation.
At the age of 10 years, Chigbu’s daughter, Beulah, once came home from school and asked her mother why she was crawling when everyone else in her class was walking.
This compelled her parents to accept the procedure and Beulah soon had her first prosthetic limb.
A decision to share her daughter’s story made her realize that some families had similar challenges but were not ready to come out.
This gave her a business idea and she soon set up an organization to provide limbs for children with disabilities.
In other news, two African Americans have launched a ‘Go Back to Africa’ campaign to help people like them remember their roots and head back to Africa.
YEN.com.gh understands that on Sunday, August 11, 2019, President Donald Trump called on four women via Twitter to "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done."
The tweet has since generated a heated debate on social media and Trump has sought to defend it amid backlash.
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