Vayda lives in West Ghana with her husband and their three sons, with her youngest being just six months old. When Vayda’s youngest child was born, she thought three-year-old Kelvin was seeking attention when continuously asking to be carried.
However, the family knew something was not right when Kelvin began to suffer from severe nose bleeds and took him to hospital. It was here that Vadya first heard her child may have developed leukaemia;
Whilst away from their homes and livelihoods, Vayda and her husband had to take turns in travelling long distances from hospital to home to care for their children;
“He is very good at school; all the children call him ‘Professor’. Kelvin is dear to us and I know he will live and become a great person.”
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