I went through 7 surgeries- Betty Kyallo shares heartbreaking story
Betty opens up
Through her Insta-Stories, Ms Kyallo disclosed that she was involved in an accident at the age of 17, near Railway Bus station.
She mentioned that she was walking towards Railways Bus terminal when a Matutu hit her.
“So I wanna tell you a story so yesterday, I met with somebody who asked why I have a scar on my neck. So basically what happened when I was in Form three back in 2005, I think I was 17 years old. So I was walking in tao and crossing the road and this Matatu comes and hits me, hapo Railways, I go got trapped under the Matatu and it’s still moving. The left part of my face got scrapped off by the road, so I was while from the shoulder to the face. So my skin is gone , at 17 year old my dream of becoming a news anchor also gone, because I knew they will not allow you on Air with no skin” says Betty.
2 months in hospital
She added that she had to stay in hospital for 2 months.
“I stayed in hospital for about 2 month’s coz I had to go through seven surgeries. I was too broken. And apart from the face, I lost four ribs, my jaw got broken, my lungs collapsed, I was in a real bad state. So two months later I walked out of Hospital but my skin was still peeled off, for aboiut like four months I was scared on walking on the streets because everbody could look at me and feel sorry for me. So I will go to tao with a Kitambaa covering my face. But with time I gained confidence, so one time while at school showering I dscovered a dark thing on my face and I realized my skin was growing back” added Betty Kyallo.
“So slowly bay slowly my skin started to , the skin was back . The scar on my neck was too deep and that’s why I still have it. For a very long time even after I went on I used to wear high collared shirts to cover my scar coz I was insecure about them. Until one time I was like am gonna , you know what , I almost lost my life , what am I hiding. Coz this is jewelry, I wear my scar as a jewelry I never hide my scars and I love it because it reminds me of where I came from. And that’s the story behind my scars. Just to encourage someone, wear that scar and let it inspire someone else, learn from it don’t let it break you" saID Betty Kyallo.
Betty at K24
Her heartbreaking story comes days after she made debut on Mediamax owned TV station K24, with a news bulletin programme dubbed "The weekend with Betty".
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