44. Comfort

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I’m happy with it because I was in the hospital for three months; I couldn’t see, couldn’t eat, couldn’t talk, but yet I still came back to life.


When I completed junior high, when we ranked I was the highest. So when the results came I was happy. I was with my mother in the yard when my mother asked me to go inside for something for her. When I went inside I fell down and that was when I was rushed to the hospital. The pain, it came as a stroke. Then the condition went higher. I went to coma and the ambulance took me to the hospital. Then after three months I came back. It affected my hand and my leg. I can’t walk on it well.

When I came back my mother and my father said they don’t have any money to send me to school, but they sent my younger sister to school. My mother asked me to leave the house and go to my grandmother. Then I left and I came here to search for money and go to school. And because of the sickness I’ve been searching for work since I came here. I came here the month of January so now I’m not working. I’m not happy. I find it difficult to feed myself.

It draws all my friends away from me. I didn’t have any friends. And they used to tease at me, laugh at me. But it’s all from God. When I’m alone sitting I’ve been thinking of how to make it. Sometimes I cry. I’m not happy. When I get back to school it will restore back my happiness.

What is your best ability?

My best ability is to go to school, complete, and become someone in the future. Although I wrote and completed this year, I still think I can do something better. I have to continue.

What is your ideal job?

Nurse.

In general, what do you think is the biggest difificulty for persons with disabilities?

Sometimes when they search for a job they don’t get it as easily as others. I came here with one of my sisters. But she had a job and because of that she betrayed me. And because of the sickness too I’m not liked by people. So a person with a disability may face difficulties like you wouldn’t get an easy job to do and everybody doesn’t want to take a person who is sick to work with him or her. So I’m finding it difficult to feed myself. And I think in the same way too my colleagues find it difficult.

What would you tell others who also have a disability?

I would say persons with disabilities like me should keep on praying to God and maybe God will provide him or her a helper. I think they should keep on praying to God and maybe God will help them, and be happy with the way they are. I’m happy with it because I was in the hospital for three months; I couldn’t see, couldn’t eat, couldn’t talk, but yet I still came back to life.


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