- A Ghanaian man with a visual disability, Carruthers Tetteh, has shared his account of how he lost his eyesight
- The man believes that just because a person has lost one or two abilities does not make him or her a disabled person
- Tetteh sat for an interview with Ghanaweb detailed his journey into law
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At the age of 11, Carruthers Tetteh lost his sight but not his determination and zeal to achieve his dreams. Against all odds, he envisioned a future full of hope. He got used to the new normal but did not despair.
Despite the herculean obstacle of being visually incapacitated, Carruthers continues to work hard at his dream of becoming a lawyer someday.
Though he lost his sight, he still trudged on
Last year, a determined Carruthers sat for the law school entrance exams but encountered a major setback against his goal.
He failed the test despite the days and weeks of efforts he put into earning remarkable scores. However, this has not dampened his spirit nor changed his pursuit of a career as a lawyer.
Carruthers recently sat for an interview with Ghanaweb and recounted how he lost his eyesight at the tender age of 11 years.
Ever determined to make it regardless
The determined Ghanaian man, who sees hope at the end of his tunnel, also shed light on his journey so far as he takes steps to achieve his dreams.
Carruthers noted that God has blessed him with a lot of abilities, including the ability to see, hear, and walk.
He said: "The fact that you have lost one or two abilities does not make you a disabled person. Always say to yourself ‘I can make it’."
Carruthers has defeated many obstacles, shattered barriers, crossed several social limitations, and braved stereotypes.
Despite his initial failure after he sat for the law school entrance exams, he reveals that he is preparing for another one.
Watch the inspirational account of Carruthers as he details how he lost his sight and talks about his journey to becoming a lawyer:
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Nigerian lady identified as Hafsah Dauda proved that there is ability in disability after she graduated from Ahmadu Bello University with a law degree.
Dauda, who became visually impaired at the age of two, pursued her dreams in spite of her challenges. It was gathered that the young lady has been called to bar.
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