Fanta’s story

Conakry, Guinea

« Fanta has been disabled from an early age following an accident. Tired of the mockery of her classmates at school, she ended up quitting studies »

” When I was 5 years old, I was hit by a car while crossing the road. I was accompanying a friend to the market I remember. At the hospital, the doctor said the wound had developed, and that I had to be amputated or I risked death.

The next day I woke up with only one leg. I used to ask my grandmother all the time when I was going to get my feet right. I didn’t understand what was going on, I was only 5 years old, I was a child. I thought the legs were like the teeth, that it grew back.

When I was 10, friends would laugh at me for having only one foot. I came home crying every day. Because of this unbearable stigma I ended up dropping out of school at the age of 11. Today, when I see those who have finished school, how well they speak French, I regret it.”


By Vincent Tremeau



The implementation of recommendations to strengthen the quality of care must remain a priority in the pursuit of the Muskoka program.

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