Auntie Yaa (center, standing next to me), the older sister of Dr. Kofi Sefa-Boakye, took time today to share with me her words of praise and stories of how her younger brother (my Dad) became the prestigious doctor that he is today.
“While I was inside the UCI medical center with my younger brother Dr. Kofi, recovering from yet another surgery and muscle pain from an over abundance or multiple growth of fibroids in my uterus, (creating all sorts of internal issues), I jokingly told him from the bedside:
‘When you become a doctor, please find out why I grow so many fibroids in my system? (Laughing)’
And it was then, she said, that the rest was history. But her favorite story, that my dad may not recall, was when he was 4 1/2 years-old, living inside his home country of Kumasi, Ghana. With a big voice, her little brother shouted, to his father and all who were listening inside his home,
“Schooling would delay my ability in becoming a doctor; I want to be a doctor right now!”
“You really have come along way Dr. Kofi. Thank you for making our whole family proud.”
Your proud big sister,
–And KUDOS to you Prince for writing an excellent article on your dad.”
Thank you Auntie Yaa for sharing this with me and the world. And thank you dad again for your ambition and tenacity in wanting to become a doctor. If you hadn’t, especially at 4 years old, my brothers and I would not be here. So thank you.
Love your son,
To listen to my interview with my Dad, click on the link below.