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Society Has Made Life Difficult For PWDs – Otti's Aide


The special assistant to Abia State governor on Persons With Disabilities (PWDs), Anyaele has lamented that the society has made life difficult for PWDs in the country.
Anyaele stated this at The Straight (TSCF) March special edition of ' Support Group to mark the 2024 Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month in Umuahia, the state capital.
He noted with worry that the society ties many factors to PWDs to victimise, humiliate and isolate them rather than find ways to assist them live normal life to pursue their dreams and ambitions.
While narrating his experiences and challenges as a person with disability, he expressed the hope that the theme of the edition “Being All That You Can Be,” would go a long way to ease the difficulties.

“It is only at a forum like this that we can escalate and give the and their parents a voice to share their experiences for the society to understand approaches and the best ways to support them,” he said.
The aide assured of the administration's preparedness to provide access to quality education and healthcare services for the children and other PWDs in the state.
Similarly, a 400-level medical of Gregory , Uturu, Dinichukwu Olise, who is living with cerebral palsy, shared his success and motivational to encourage other PWDs

A consultant pediatrician/child neurologist with the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, Rose-Ann Chidomere, expounded the theme of the 2024 CP Awareness Month, “What Do You See When You Look at Me: Look Closer See Differently.”

In her remarks, the founder of TSCF, Peace Amaraegbulam, a consultant orthopedic surgeon at the centre, expressed delight with the turnout of both parents and invitees to the edition, describing it “as very encouraging.”

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