Name: Kweku Essando
Age: 51 years
Country: Cape Coast, Ghana
"I've never felt whole"
I remember that I was pretty playful as a child. But also that other children laughed at me, so I used to keep to myself indoors. When I ran errands for my mother, I noticed how people stared at me from their houses, so I always hurried back home. I was even ridiculed by some of my relatives. They said that my mouth looked like a slingshot. People didn't want to eat with me. They considered me a sick person, and maybe thought they'd catch it too.