I haven't seen my children in 5 years - 80 year old leper abandoned by her kids cries

I haven't seen my children in 5 years - 80 year old leper abandoned by her kids cries

- Dari Poga of Gurungu in the Upper West Region suffers from leprosy

- The 80-year-old grandmother has been abandoned by all her six children

- Poga sat for an interview with Joy News

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At a very tender age, Dari Poga, a resident of Gurungu in the Upper West Region, suffered leprosy. The heart-wrenching condition deformed her physique and utterly changed her life.

In spite of the obvious struggles with the disease, she had to learn to live with it.

Dari Poga, who is believed to be in her 80s, had to rely on concoctions to treat her ailment. But despite the treatment, she has lost all 10 fingers and now uses only her two toes to walk.

I haven't seen my children in 5 years - 80 year old leper abandoned by her kids cries

Dari Poga / Photo credit: Joy News
Source: Facebook

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Dari, who currently lives with her granddaughter, recently spoke about her heartbreaking circumstance.

She told Joy News that four children out of her 10 children have died.

The mother of 10 decried that her six other living children hardly visit. They actually haven’t visited in the past five years.

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“All I have now is my granddaughter,” she bemoaned.

Dari Poga’s heartbreaking truth has been featured as part of the latest JoyNews Hotline documentary titled Withered Skins.

In another story, Ghanaian artist, Amoako Boafo, has landed a mouth-watering deal with French luxury goods company, Dior, to develop one of the most talked-about collections.

The young Ghanaian native will be working with the creative director of Dior, Kim Jones, to create designs for the Spring-Summer menswear season.

Boafo joins the list of A-list artists that Jones has worked with, including Raymond Pettibon, KAWS, Hajime Sorayama, and Daniel Arsham.

The prevailing coronavirus pandemic has prevented a physical fashion show for the time being. However, the fashion company has featured an all-black group of models in its latest short film uploaded on YouTube.

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