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Regional News of Monday, 26 October 2015

Source: GNA

My wish is to be properly diagnosed – Crippled woman

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A woman in her late thirties who has been crippled from age seven, due to a debilitating sore on her right thigh, on Monday, called for medical assistance to heal her.

Ms Joyce Lartey said she fell on a pavement block at age seven when playing with her friend on their way to a public toilet at Ashaiman and sustained some bruises on her right thigh

She said, “I did not tell my mother immediately about this. In a weeks’ time, my right thigh was paining me so I informed my mother and they sent me to the General Hospital. But the sore spread to different parts of my body making me crippled."

Ms Lartey, in an interview with the GNA, said after some attempts at the hospital without success her family resorted to herbal and spiritual treatments, which also proved futile.

She said: “I have kept myself in a room for over 30 years because my sore is an eye sore, and I do not want people to be gazing at me.”

Ms Lartey said water still oozed out of the sore and it was very painful. “I do not know what to do. I wish I can get proper diagnoses of my case and see if there is any hope of a cure for me.”

She said many people had told her that her sickness was a spiritual one, but she wished that some doctors would take interest in her case and help her with the proper diagnoses.

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