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Preview: This article is about a little girl who was born with blue eyes.
While this is a disease, many Ghanaians fail to acknowledge that.
This has resulted in negative remarks coming from all angles. It's sad though for a little girl as such to go through all of that, but it's no fault of hers to be born with blue eyes.
Now let's get into detail.
A little girl by the name of Chogtaa, a 21-month old girl who lives in the Northern region was born with blue eyes and minor hearing loss.
Being born with blue eyes is a rare genetic disorder called Waardenburg Syndrome that comes with varying degrees of deafness, minor body defects, and pigmentation changes.
The mother of this girl speaks out for the first time about the stigmatization of her child's defect.
"We are bombarded with negative remarks from family and community who believed Chogta, her daughter, was " cursed" while her playmates branded her a doll," she said.
In addition to her daughter's anguish is a hearing loss which according to the mother looks to fund for surgery to be commenced.
As earlier said, this little girl is innocent, and is not her fault that she was born with blue eyes.
She's therefore neither a witch nor cursed nor a doll.
Ideally, she's not the only child born with blue eyes. It's common around the globe.
Any form of stigmatization should be halted as continual repetitions of such behavior disheartens the mother and child.
Thanks for reading.
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