TV personality Nana Ama McBrown hosted a touching episode on her new show, Onua Showtime. The stories of how Eritten Gyawu and Jennifer Dede became visually impaired at a young age turned the whole studio into a sombre mood.
Mr Gyawu lost his sight in his teens, while Ms Dede became blind just before she started puberty.
Eritten Gyawu narrated how his passion for a game turned into a lifelong nightmare.
When I was young, I loved to play football. One day I was playing football at school and tried to head the ball. It hit my upper eyelid. Since then, I couldn’t see correctly. I was taken to many places, including hospitals, but I gradually lost sight.
Although blind, he is currently a Level 400 software engineer student at the University of Ghana.
Jennifer Dede’s story has a lot of twists because she lost her eyesight despite early detection and successful surgeries.