Lawrence Demebu: Visually-impaired farmer who worked hard but couldn't build house given apartment

Lawrence Demebu: Visually-impaired farmer who worked hard but couldn't build house given apartment

  • A 61-year-old farmer in the Volta Region, Lawrence Demebu, has been given a newly-built house after he tried for years to acquire one without success
  • Although he lives with a visual impairment, the man refused to beg but rather farmed to make ends meet
  • The 61-year-old could not express his joy in words after the newly-built 1 bedroom house was presented to him

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Lawrence Demebu, a 61-year-old farmer who lives with a visual impairment has had his ultimate heart desire fulfilled in the strangest of ways.

In a short documentary on the Facebook handle of JoyNews, the man who was living in a mud house indicated that he has been staying alone without any wife or child for God knows how long.

Lawrence Demebu: Visually-impaired farmer who worked hard but couldn't build house Receives apartment
Lawrence Demebu: Visually-impaired farmer Credit: JoyNews
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According to him, he also tried everything possible to get a partner but was not able to because of his state of disability.

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A benevolent lady, Suzana Kudjo, the CEO of KCL who watched the documentary was so touched that she decided to organize some funds in order to help the old man.

In a new update on the verified handle of JoyNews, the 61-year-old was seen in a video overjoyed as he was presented the newly-built house that comes with every essential facility.

Lawrence Demebu had a dream to build a decent house but he could not afford it.

Now he has received it as a gift.

See the video below:

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Taxi driver who transports hospital patients for free gets standing ovation

In similar emotional news, Briefly News previously reported that a taxi driver's continuous kindness to patients has been recognized by the hospital management in a special way.

According to Everyday Heroes on LinkedIn, the taxi driver is famed for assisting patients to the hospital in Spain at no cost to them.

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In a Reddit video, the unsuspecting driver was stunned with a rousing standing ovation by doctors and nurses as he gained access into the hospital premises.

The ovation which was done with rounds of applause was then sealed with a cash gift in an envelope to the man.

The overwhelmed man appreciated the hospital staff for the gesture. He was said to have come around to pick up another patient when the surprise happened.

Social media users describe him as a hero

George Holovaci commented:

"We can all play our part to assist fellow man. Good on the medical staff for recognizing this gentleman’s contribution. I am sure this was unexpected and made the guy’s day. More importantly, it likely encourages him to assist more going forward.
"If we all did similarly and recognized the giving efforts of others, would we not all be better off? I am motivated to make it a point to commend someone’s efforts today!"

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Lutz E. Weber wrote:

"Gosh, there are so many examples how to do thing right. My deepest respect for this gentlemen and other guys, being unknown heroes around us..."

Emily L. Bouwens said:

"I absolutely love seeing people who help others!! And also to see how they react when shown appreciation for what they do!! Especially when they think they really didn't do anything."

Denise P.O. reacted:

"What a hero - and that the heroes in scrubs take time to also recognize him - a class act all around! I love these moments - there is so much good and kindness in the world - does the heart good to get a little daily reminder of it and each of us can, in our own little way, do something quietly that shows kindness around us!"

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