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A Cross River based NGO, Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BRCI), has shared the transformation story of an 11-year-old girl named Esther, who was rescued 6 months ago.
The NGO, in a statement shared on their official Facebook page, revealed that the minor was accused of witchcraft by her grandmother and thrown out of her home.
Fortunately, she was found almost lifeless by a volunteer who took her to a hospital where she spent six straight months. She also suffered a traumatic brain injury which has affected her ability to speak clearly.
Meanwhile, she has been enrolled in a school for children with special needs pending when a suitable foster care family is found for her.
Sharing old photos of Esther when she was in the hospital and a new photo, BRCI wrote,
“Little Esther is an 11-year-old child that was accused of witchcraft by her sick grandmother and forced out of her home. She was found almost lifeless by a volunteer by a major road in Calabar. She spent six straight months in the hospital and most times on oxygen,”
“Thanks to Comrade Asu Okang for his generous contribution to her treatment. When she recovered, the doctors informed us that she suffered a traumatic brain injury which has affected her ability to speak clearly. All efforts to get blood relatives to foster her failed. While we have also not given up in our efforts to recruit a foster care family for her, we had recently developed a comprehensive care plan for her.”
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