- Georgina Yawa Ankrah is a mother of two living with a disability
- The second child of the 40-year-old woman is also living with Down Syndrome
- Yawa Ankrah is bed-ridden and she shares her heart-wrenching story as she appeals for help to care for her child
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A mother of two children living with a disability, Georgina Yawa Ankrah, has shared her heart-aching experience after being bed-ridden for years.
Yawa Ankrah, 40, has revealed she became crippled after she was reportedly diagnosed with diabetes, and has since been struggling to fend for herself and two children.
The frail-looking woman lives in one of the poor compacted communities in Dome in the Greater Accra Region.
For nine-years, Yawa Ankrah has been sharing an untidy room with her children, which also serves as a kitchen.
The middle-aged woman who appears to be suffering from memory loss, begs for arms before she can eat and feed her children.
One of her kids is also living with a disability.
Life is tough for Yawa Ankrah as she has been battered by poverty, and where she lays her head to rest after a day's struggle is also in a sorry state.
Yawa Ankrah's condition continues to worsen because she is financially deprived and unable to pay for her medical treatments as a result.
In the following report, JoyNews's Beryl Ernestina Richter tells the sad story of 40-year-old Georgina Yawa Ankrah whose life is fading away due to diabetes.
In other news, Ghanaian rapper and businessman, Nhyiraba Kojo Sika, known in real life as Rashid Joseph, has recounted how he used to work as a head porter in Kaneshie in Accra to fend for himself.
According to the rapper, he went through frustrating and exhausting moments as a head porter popularly referred to as kayayo.
During this period of his life, Joseph, who was not famed as Nhyiraba Kojo Sika at the time, significantly suffered under the pressure of challenges from his deprived background.
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