20-year-old Comfort Ketor and her husband Isaac Oduro are struggling to get accommodation after their families rejected them because of their one- month- old baby who was born without hands.
The young lady said she had to linger in the hospital after successful childbirth because she couldn’t go home to boldly show off her ‘handless’ baby. Comfort said neighbors in her village would stigmatize her baby because the child looks weird without hands.
“I am afraid to take my baby to the village because of how he looks. They will turn us into a laughing stock. I do not know how I am going to explain myself when I am asked about the child.” She told crimecheckghana.
After they were abandoned by both families, Oduro said they have been struggling to get room to lay their heads as the landlord refused to take rent after he saw their son. He said they now live in somebody’s kitchen in Benyinase, Kumasi.
“It was a friend who took me to a landlord. The following day when he saw the baby after we took off his dress to bath him, he refused to rent the room to us because he does not have hands. Before that, we lived with my brother and his family but his wife got angry and packed out of the room because of us. We now live in somebody’s kitchen.” He said.
Oduro who is currently unemployed said due to the accommodation challenges, it has been difficult for him to cater for his wife and their child.
Crime Check Foundation, CCF is appealing to the public to come to the aid of the struggling parents to enable them cater for their child.
CCF’s Health Check Series is used to seek support for struggling individuals to access medical care.