- Maame Serwaa, a 45-year-old charcoal seller has spent 43 years of her life walking on her knees
- This is because of polio she suffered at age 2
- The mother of 3 and her family have a tough time, as the only means of livelihood are the proceeds from charcoal sales
- Everyone with the heart to support Maame Serwaa is encouraged to make donations that will be used to assist her
45-year-old Ghanaian woman named Maame Serwaa has spent 43 years of her life walking on her knees because she suffered from polio, a medical condition at age two.
When Maame Serwaa was struck by the disease at the young age, it is reported that the doctors gave her 30 injections that ended up weakening her limbs to the point that she could never walk on them.
In a short documentary obtained by Briefly.co.za on the YouTube channel of Bones Man TV, it is indicated that despite her predicament, the 45-year-old has three children she takes care of all by herself.
From what is gathered in an interview with the mother of three, she lives at Busunya, a small village in Nkoranza in the Bono East Region of Ghana.
With little financial support coming towards Maame Serwaa and her family, she lives from hand to mouth on the daily wages gathered from the sale of charcoal in the village.
This job in itself is a difficult chore for the 45-year-old mother as she has to walk on her knees on gravels in order to commute to and from the selling point.
Anyone with the heart to help is encouraged to donate through 0540169707, 0202072024 (account name: Clinton Yeboah), PayPal.me/tbonesgh or Zenith Bank: 4111718914.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that a young South African woman, Charne Hugo, recently shared a touching story in Facebook's ImStaying group. In the post, she explains that she was born with a heart defect that in turn left her paralysed from the waist down after surgery to correct her heart went wrong.
"I want to share my story with you: It started on 22 May, 1991 in Nelspruit. I was born with a heart defect which led to me having heart surgery at the age of 4 months. Complications led to me becoming paralysed."
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