- Ansong Vivian, a mother of two with sickle cell disease, was abandoned in various love relationships because of the health condition she suffers
- Vivian was also called an evil child, among many other troubles she endured growing up with the disease
- Now, the 27-year-old beautiful lady seeks financial assistance to establish a foundation to assist other people in her shoes or going through even worse experiences
Ansong Vivian, a 27-year-old Ghanaian sickle cell patient who has two children, has narrated how she was abandoned in her different relationships including marriage because of the condition.
In an exclusive interview, Vivian mentioned that her troubles started quite early in her life as she started experiencing different kinds of frequent health crisis by the age of seven.
"I used to collapse in different random places. It happened when I was crossing the street, in the washroom and more. My colleagues used to make mockery of me and many people avoided coming into contact with me," she sadly recounted.
Vivian also indicated that she was accused of being an evil child before she was finally diagnosed with sickle cell disease.
According to Vivian, after she was eventually diagnosed with the disease it was said that she could not live for more than 19 years but was able to make it past that age by the Grace of God.
Sadly, Vivian's parents also got divorced along the line and issues became worse. She had to even sleep outside on many occasions. In addition, the condition also affected her relationships as her man left her because he could not withstand the recurring crisis and pain she was going through.
Unfortunately, the young lady told Briefly.co.za that her experience is not one-off as there are many sickle-cell patients who go through worse that she has and still do.
Vivian seeks help to establish a solid foundation that educates the public on how to select marriage partners to avoid sickle-cell children, stop discriminating against people with the disease and others.
"Our foundation is not yet established but we are pleading for help to open one for sicklers in GH. We want to start a foundation to educate people regarding the problem because too many people suffer bad conditions because of it.
"Also, discrimination is bad, partners flee from people with the condition. Children make too much mockery of other children with the disease. Also, people need to understand the importance of checking their genotype before getting married. Above all, the government needs to intervene because employers are not ready to take on such people."
Mariam Wanzala, a mother of two from Kenya, has been left inconsolable after her husband left her to raise her children alone.
The 39-year-old nurse was once lively and active before a deadly tumour robbed her of her sight and reduced her to moving around using a cane.
Briefly.co.za learned that he lady used to be a nurse in Eldoret before discovering she had a life-threatening brain tumour that needed to be removed urgently, Citizen TV reported.
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