- Kampire Josepha was born with hair until her late father shaved it when she was aged five and everything stopped growing
- She is now 28 years old and hopes of her hair ever growing have faded out, but she still lives with the unanswered question of what exactly happened
- What makes the situation even more questionable is the fact that her parents passed on not long after the exercise, and her legs lost shape
The last time Kampire Josepha, shortened to Jose, saw a strand of hair on her body was when she was five years old after her late father shaved her.
In an interview with Afrimax, Jose disclosed that for many years, her family concluded that her baldness was a result of witchcraft, a belief that has lost meaning over time.
According to Jose's grandmother Patricia, the 28-year-old was born normally with hair until it was shaved and never grew back again.
"I looked forward to her birth as she would be my first-ever granddaughter. She was not only born with hair but her legs were also working okay," she said.
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Things took a turn when her parents, as is the norm with every other child in the country, shaved her.
Jose's family knew that something was amiss when her father died immediately after the shaving session.
Jose's hairs and eyebrows stopped growing
After the mourning period, they noticed that the little girl's hair was all gone and her eyebrows were disappearing too.
Jose and her mother sought the services of a village doctor who gave them herbs to apply with the promise that the hair would grow back, but it never did.
"We got tired and stopped because it was wasting all the little money we had," Patricia added.
Not long after, Jose's mother died too, throwing the family into panic and confusion as they could not fathom what had befallen them.
Jose became crippled
This was made worse by the fact that the young girl's legs developed a condition that crippled her after a while.
"She started crawling on the ground like a frog, that is when we rushed her to the hospital," Patricia remembered.
For the next four months, the grandmother and the young granddaughter she had taken custody of spent in hospital as she the latter received treatment.
It was a timely intervention as her limbs were stabilised and she managed to start walking on two again, albeit with a limp.
Jose's hair issue affected her marriage
When she became of age, Jose was able to find love and get married, but the union did not last forever as she had hoped.
She says that her husband was always teased by friends for marrying a woman who was physically impaired and bald.
After six months of marriage, Jose's hubby caved in and dumped her, fearing that their children would be born with her condition.
With nowhere to go, Jose left her marital home and moved in with her grandparents where she still lives to date.
She continues hoping that a day will come when she gets to know the exact condition she has lived with for 23 years and if there is any hope for a cure.
How young girl who lost all her hairs turned things around
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a young girl who lost all her hairs had turned things around.
The girl named Decker picked up a passion for modeling. Decker accepted herself the way she is and removed self-pity from her mind.
She has become a sensation on Instagram at such a young age.
Sharing her remarkable story, Decker wrote:
"Unfortunately, sometimes we feel/think that it’s not fair for us to go through what we are going through….like how my mom felt that it wasn’t fair for me, her 4 years old perfect little girl to loose all of her hair, eyebrows and eyelashes…. practically over night to Alopecia."