Family of 3 living with albinism ask people to be more accepting

Family of 3 living with albinism ask people to be more accepting

- A couple, Nathanael and Rita, who both live with albinism and got married, have had a child called Brian with the same skin condition

- In an interesting twist of fate, Brian's brother, who is known as Nana Yaw, does not have the condition

- Nathanael and Rita have asked the public to accept people with albinism

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A couple, Nathanael and Rita Ekaya, who both live with albinism in Ghana, have narrated their life experiences and how they gave birth to Brian Ekaya who also has the skin condition.

In an interview with TV3, Nathanael, who sounds like a foreigner, indicated that he came to the country, met Rita and instantly felt a connection between them.

Rita, on the other hand, revealed she fell in love with Nathanael because of his great personality and how well he treats her.

Interestingly, when Nathanael and Rita had their first child, Nana Yaw, and he turned out to be completely free from the skin condition.

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Rita said she was not too happy about that initially, but now the couple considers their family blessed to be a 'mixed' family.

Brian, the couples second child who also has albinism, reportedly suffers from breathing difficulties as well.

In conclusion, the family urged the public to accept people living with skin conditions and stop discriminating against them.

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Meet the dad, mom & son in Ghana who all live with albinism
Source: Facebook, TV3 Ghana
Source: UGC

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Meanwhile, Refilwe Modiselle made Mzansi so proud when she walked away with the Best Actress Award at the African Film Festival in Texas.

Getting international recognition for a South African actor is huge!

Being able to educate and creating awareness on albinism whilst doing what she loves is something Refilwe feels very proud of and grateful for. learnt that Refilwe won the award for her outstanding performance in the movie White Gold.

Winning this award means more to Refilwe than she could express in words.

Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Refilwe expressed how this role was so much more than just a role; it told a story that needed to be told.

“When they announced the win, I cried. I cried and I cried because I was so grateful to God for what he's doing. For me, this is such a huge milestone. It's not only my first international award as an actress, but it was also validation of the many years that I've done the work.
“This is a win for all people living with albinism and it is a win for me, to say you have set the trail for the path going forward.”

Being able to play a role that allowed her to use the platform to create awareness for albinism is something Refilwe feels a great sense of pride over.

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