I got paralysed at age 8 from injection - Physically challenged barber shares emotional story

I got paralysed at age 8 from injection - Physically challenged barber shares emotional story

- A physically challenged man and barber, Richard Tetteh, has recounted how he became paraplegic

- In an interview with SVTV Africa, he also bemoaned his struggle with stigma and discrimination from society

- Tetteh sat with DJ Nyaami of SVTV Africa

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A Ghanaian paraplegic man and barber, Richard Tetteh, has given a heart-rending narration about how he became disabled and his struggle with stigma from society.

Speaking with DJ Nyaami of SVTV Africa, the Tema-Newtown-based barber disclosed that he became paralysed at the age of eight after he visited a hospital for an injection.

The wheelchair-bound artist indicated that he's had to deal with stigma and discrimination, including being denied education due to his condition.

I got paralysed at an early age from injection - Physically challenged barber shares emotional story
I got paralysed at an early age from injection - Physically challenged barber shares an emotional story. Image: crabbimedia
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Taught by a professional barber, Tetteh began his career in the field in 1999.

He has since defeated repeated acts of disdain from society in his career but he's unable to work efficiently because his tools are damaged.

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Due to his physical impairment, Tetteh has not been fortunate with finding love in women, however, he hopes to settle with a lady he recently met.

He admitted that people living with disabilities are facing daunting difficulties but advised that they should learn a skill instead of begging.

Tetteh who is working on completing his shop needs help from the public, he told SVTV Africa.

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Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported fast-rising Ghanaian rapper, Kofi Jamar, named at birth Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, has opened up about his journey to becoming a musician.

The Kumasi-based singer who clinched seven nominations in the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards disclosed that he discovered his passion for music whilst in Asanteman Senior High School.

Attaining this feat came with rounds of difficulties due to his deprived background, previously working as a pallbearer and later as a security officer for nearly two years, he said.

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In other news, a former worker of the Multimedia Group, John Affaidzi Appiah, has recounted his grass to glory journey as he shares five key lessons he learned from his career over the past twenty (20) years.

Affaidzi Appiah disclosed that he started his career as a pupil-teacher at the Ghateco Preparatory School in Koforidua after he graduated from Pope John's Senior Secondary School and Junior Seminary, revealing that a lot has happened in his life over the past twenty (20) years.

''Over the past 20 years, a lot has happened. I bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology and a master's degree in Communications Studies, all from the University of Ghana, Legon.''

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