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General News of Sunday, 17 May 2020


Hoping to see again, the cry of a 57-year-old visually impaired teacher

Mr Domachaare Yokyele Yaw, a professional teacher at the Tuse M/A Primary play videoMr Domachaare Yokyele Yaw, a professional teacher at the Tuse M/A Primary

Correspondence from Bono Region:

A 57-year-old visually impaired teacher in the Atebubu-Amantin Municipality of the Bono East region is relishing the hope of regaining his sight again.

Mr Domachaare Yokyele Yaw, a professional teacher at the Tuse M/A Primary says regaining his sight will be the greatest gift in his life.

Mr Domachaare revealed that even though his current condition came as a major blow but it has not prevented him from discharging his duties as a classroom teacher and a father.

Speaking in an interview with Ghanaweb, the father of three revealed that his predicament started in July 2018 when it was detected that he had cancer of the eye.

According to him, frantic efforts by medical practitioners were unsuccessful as he lost sight in both eyes somewhere along the line.

He recounted how he still gives out his best in order to be impactful to his three children, pupils, and the society; but he sometimes misses his old self where he was able to interact well with his children and pupils.

“I wasn’t born like this. I only visited the hospital for a routine eye test and it was detected that I had started developing cancer of the eye. I was put on medication but my eyes eventually lost the fight to the disease.

“Sometimes I miss my old self as a teacher where I was able to do everything by myself in the classroom. It is sad but that is my current predicament and I have to embrace it and move ahead. It is a challenge considering the fact that I was not born like this.

“If there is anything I want, it should be my eyes; I want to see again to be able to continue touching the lives of young children”.

A teary Mr Domachaare who at a point broke down as he recounted how he lost his wife in the middle of the struggle, the huge weekly medical bills and the burden of looking after his three children as a single parent appealed for support from philanthropists and benevolent organisations.

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