- 27-year-old orphan, Vera Eshun has narrated how she became physically challenged
- She disclosed that she suffered from a medical condition called Avascular Necrosis
- The ailment has rendered her crippled as she now relies on crutches to walk
- Eshun recounted her heart-rending story to Crime Check Ghana
Our manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
A 27-year-old orphan, Vera Eshun, has given a chilling account of how she became physically challenged.
The former student of Mampong Midwifery Training College explained that she suffered from Avascular Necrosis, a medical condition that compelled her to defer her course.
Speaking to Crime Check Ghana, Eshun disclosed that the unexpected demise of her father who passed away six months after a short sickness also affected her situation.
She said her deceased father supported her to undergo surgery to correct her deformed right hip-joint.
Her father paid over twenty-five thousand Ghana cedis (GHc25,000) to enable her to undergo surgery in 2019 but since he died life has been difficult for her.
After the first surgery, Eshun's left hip joint was affected and degenerated, making her unable to walk without crutches.
''I started feeling severe pains when I was in Level 200 and it worsened when I entered Level 300, so I deferred my course to come home to see to my health,'' she bemoaned.
The ailment worsened because I couldn’t get medical attention to correct it. Now, I have become physically challenged, she said.
Now, the promising student midwife's education is threatened as she has been home for over three years without any hope of going back to school.
Sadly, her family has turned against her and her siblings as they have seized her father's property for her step-mother.
''None of my uncles has even bothered about my welfare after they gave my father’s property to my step-mother though I have asked them to help me.''
Eshun disclosed that she now lives with one of her brothers who is her only support system.
In other news, Tyrone Iras Marhguy, one of the students who was refused admission to Achimota School because of his dreadlocks has given a detailed account of the incident.
According to the teenager, when he arrived at Achimota School a mistress prevented him from submitting the items the school authorities asked first-year students to buy and submit.
In an interview with Citi TV, Marhguy disclosed that the mistress was blunt about her bias against his hairstyle as she told him she does not want to have anything to do with him because of his natural hair.
Enjoy reading our stories?
Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news.