A family in Serere is stuck with their twelve years old son who was crippled by an unknown illness.
Joel Okae has spent more than ten years on papyrus mats at his village home in Amoru, Agwara town council, Kasilo County in Serere district.
He is the second born in a family of five children. He was born without any abnormalities but was struck by an unknown illness that paralyzed him.
His father Michael Emele says his twelve year old son is always carried out daily and laid on a papyrus mat.
He says, they have spent all they had to cater for the medical bills but there is no ray of hope.
Agnes Aramo, the mother, told TNN that her joy of having a son turned into agony after an illness crippled her son.
Okae is always left home with his other young siblings and when the sun or rains comes he suffers.
Efforts to get Joel a wheel chair haven’t been easy.
While talking on this website, Joel Okae said that he will be grateful if he gets a wheelchair and other basic support like a mattress, food stuff and others.
“When I see myself, I wish I could be a doctor but how will I be at school without a wheelchair and also my hands can’t hold anything yet I always see other children while playing, they write on the ground with their hands holding sticks,” he explained.
The LC1 of Amoru village notes that, “Joel is a disciplined child, he greets people and has respect, I appeal to all well-wishers to come in and support this boy so that he can also use the wheel chair to move to different places around the village”, he added.
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