- Betty Gatume has suffered a great deal of loss over the past few years
- She lost two husbands, was involved in two accidents and her son was run over by a car while at work
- The mum who used to work at a petrol station in Banana town said her legs were injured and she sometimes struggles to stand or walk
- Her boy's kidneys stopped functioning properly after his accident and all Betty hopes for is that someone will help cater for the young man's medical bills
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What happens when life keeps throwing curveballs at you? Do you run and hide or do you throw them back?
Betty Gatume has seen it all, felt it all and heard it all. She is a woman who lost her bliss the moment she suffered her first accident.
The mum candidly told journalist Carolina Carlz that she used to work at a petrol station back when she was strong and capable of providing for her family.
Then tragedy struck. While going about her business, a vehicle struck her and injured her.
Luckily, she got better with time and returned to work.
Then tragedy followed her after lurking in the shadows for a while. Betty was struck by another car while cleaning the floor.
That injured her legs and she used crutches to move around. From then on, things went downhill for her.
“I used to work as a cleaner at a petrol station and while I was working, a car sped into my direction and struck me,” she narrated.
But wait, there is more. Her child too suffered the same fate but was not lucky enough to escape with mild and treatable injuries.
The young man who worked as a tout at the market centre in Ruaka town fell off a vehicle and was run over by another.
He spent a month in hospital and ended up injuring his kidneys.
“He needs money to clear his bill and pay for an X-ray to see if he is healing. Sometimes he cries due to the pain and at some point, he did not eat for a week,” the widow said.
Betty, who lost her husband during the pandemic, added that she hopes to see her boy live a normal life one day and gets heartbroken each time he squirms in pain.
Anyone willing to help her can send their contribution to 0746665469 or 0750540094.
YEN.com.gh had previously highlighted a young man with the Twitter handle @witterfitness recently graduated from school and would have loved his mother to be present but the latter is no more.
He decided to bring his mother's portrait along with him to have the feeling that she was with him on his special day.
According to the young man, he engaged in menial jobs at the age of 13 to help his mum who was visually-impaired and battling with illness until she breathed her last.
"I decided to take my mother's picture with me on a special day like this. R.I.P. mommy. From selling bag juice, guinep, ice in Linstead market and working at wholesale at age 13 helping my visually impaired mother that was also battling with illness until she passed away," he wrote.
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