BY the middle of last year, Francis Nii – author, commentator and paraplegic – was doing it tough.
Returning from the Crocodile Prize Awards in Port Moresby in September 2012, he’d missed his flight from Goroka to Kundiawa.
So Francis and his wheelchair were loaded on to a crowded passenger vehicle which jolted its way back home to where Francis lives at Sir Joseph Nombri Hospital, Kundiawa. In transit, Francis fractured a bone in a leg.
Confined to bed, a couple of months later he developed pressure sores. Francis had been forced to deal with setbacks before, but this time was different.
The bed sores did not respond to treatment and became worse.