- Georgina Yawa Ankrah a mother of two living with a disability shared her heart-wrenching story as she appealed for help to care for her child living with Down Syndrome
- The story which was carried by Joy News caught the attention of the first lady
- Mrs Akufo-Addo through her foundation presented some items to Yawa together with some amount of money
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There is an Akan proverb which says that if God creates a disabled person, he brings helpers his or her way.
Such can be said of the situation of 40-year old Georgina Yawa Ankrah, who became crippled after being bed-ridden for years after her diabetes diagnoses.
After JoyNews aired her plight of how she struggled to drag herself to the streets to beg to feed her teenage daughter who lives with down-syndrome.
The story touched the heart of the first lady, Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, who through her foundation, Rebecca Foundation, made some donations to her.
Presenting the items on behalf of the Rebecca Foundation, Akua Asabea Croper McChartey stated that the first lady having seen the Joy News video on Yawa was touched to extend her kind gesture.
She presented an electric wheel chair to help with her easy mobility, food items like bags of rice, tomato paste, boxes of oil, tin fishes, and other food items.
The foundation also presented to Yawa some sanitisers, pieces of cloth and some nose masks as well.
Despite being presented with all these items, the first lady through her representative made a cash donation of GHc 3,000 to the 40-year-old disabled Yawa.
She also promised to pay her a surprise visit to see how she was faring at an unannounced time.
A teacher in the community who had been supporting the family could not hold back her tears as she felt what she started in her own small way had caught the attention of the first lady for her to extend help to Nyonyo and her mother.
She thanked the first lady for her help and encouraged others to do well to extend kind gestures to people like Nyonyo and her mother living in such a condition in their communities.
YEN.com.gh earlier filed the report on Georgina Yawa Ankrah, a mother of two children living with a disability when she 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.
For nine-years, Yawa Ankrah has been sharing an untidy room with her children, which also serves as a kitchen in one of the poor compacted communities in Dome in the Greater Accra Region.
The middle-aged woman who appears to be suffering from memory loss, begged for arms before she could eat and feed her children.
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