Life in itself is a mystery as no one can predict what will happen in the next seconds only except the Ultimate Reality or otherwise known as God. For one can be smiling now and within a blink, sorrows will be next as in the case of Gospel musician Onyameba Betty.
Born Betty Boache but well-known in Ghana Showbiz industry as Onyameba Betty wasn’t born with crutches neither wheelchair, but the uncertainties surrounding life has made the unfortunate possible. Thus, Onyameba Betty can only move via wheelchair else kinetic energy can never be made possible.
Recounting her ordeal in the studios of Hello FM in Kumasi, physically challenged Betty revealed how she used to travel to and fro just to perform at churches upon an invite. However, the unexpected aspect of life took its course which made her two legs paralysed.
“I have been on so many shows, sang in churches and other places which I sometimes travel. On one of my trips after performing I had a terrible accident on my way back home, as of the cause of the accident nobody knew how but I only remember I couldn’t see clearly anymore but voices of people shouting and shouting and shouting till I could not hear a thing.
“When I woke up, I was in the hospital with my legs bandaged and hanged up in the air. I was shocked and surprised so I started asking questions upon questions till the doctor told me he had no option than to cut off my legs because of torn and damaged they are.
“Few months after I came back home but in a wheelchair, friends and loved ones rejected me because of my condition so I cried nights and nights, mornings and mornings till I decided to take my life.
“I heard some voice that told me that do I know why my legs had to be taken? I was still not accepting the fact that I couldn’t do the things I used to do before, can’t even stand in the mirror and turn up to see my beautiful body again, then the voice kept coming and coming till I was encouraged that even without my legs I could still sing but this time my life will be a living testimony to others”.
“She added that, indeed her legs are off though but she do not regret it ever taken because of how God has blessed her in another way, where she has featured Gospel stars in her songs”.
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