Mary was born and bred in James Town, a very poor area of Accra.
She lost her mother at the age of 3.
Her father was a cobbler and travelled great distances to mend
people's shoes by the roadside. He had no choice but to take Mary
with him wherever his work took him. He could not afford to send
her to school.
One day, when Mary was about 5 years old, Osmond spotted her
following her father along the road. He stopped and invited Mary and her father to come to his church on Sunday.
When Osmond got home, he mentioned to his wife, Naomi, that he had seen this little girl who was spending each day following her father about and told her that he had invited them to come to church.
At that time, Osmond and his wife provided foster homes for very poor and needy children. The children either slept on mattresses on the floor where Osmond lived or he asked families who attended his church to foster children.
Mary and her father attended the church and Mary's father became a Christian that day. Osmond told Mary's father that he and his wife would love to foster her. Mary's father wept uncontrollably. He told Osmond that when Mary was due to be born there were complications and she needed a caesarean birth. They had no money to pay for this and so Mary's mother had had a long and very painful delivery. The damage caused led to her gradual demise until she died.
Mary moved with Osmond and Naomi to the Home of Hope and she has lived there ever since. Her education has been sponsored throughout this time and Mary has done very well at school. In August 2017, Mary completed her education at Fayef International School and is now attending Senior High School.