- A young woman recently took to Facebook to gush over her life after she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a child
- Doctors had previously predicted that she wouldn't live up to 18 years old
- Facebook users took to the comment section of her post to share supportive messages with her
A young lady called Adam Siya recently took to Facebook page ImStaying to share how grateful she is for being alive. This is coming after she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after birth, a condition caused by injury to the brain, either during or after the birthing process.
"It is a special day for me because I was born with cerebral palsy. I started walking at the age of three years old. My parents took me to many doctors when I was young, and one of those doctors told my parents that I would die before the age of 18."
She then went on to explain how despite being told she wouldn't live long, she has not only surpassed eighteen but also achieved many other unbelievable things such as going to the university, becoming a public speaker and writing poetry.
"That doctor was wrong, because now I am 23 years old. My parents chose not to send me to a special school with only disabled learners. It was a struggle sometimes, I was teased a couple of times, I was slower than the other learners, I struggled to fit in sometimes.
"But not all was bad, I got to do some of the things I love. I played hockey, I played chess, I did art, I played drums, I did public speaking. Now I study marketing and I love to write poetry."
She ended her lengthy post with pictures of herself but not before encouraging others to embrace their differences, chase their dreams and not allow anything or anyone stop them from becoming who they were destined to be.
In other news, a Ghanaian Facebook user, Oheneba Paa Kwesi Kissi, has shared a story of an encounter he had in a barbershop when he went to get a haircut in the Bono East region.
In a long post made on Facebook, Kissi indicated that he decided to get a haircut and walked in to meet a disabled young man.
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