Dephanshi Aheja, a four year-old girl has donated GH¢450.00 as her widow’s mite to finance Ms. Ama Nsakwa’s tumour resection surgery.
Presenting the cash on behalf of the girl at the New Times Corporation, Head Office in Accra, Ernest Asiamah, an employee of Depanshi’s father, said it was the wish of the parents to see Ms. Nsakwa have a successful surgery.
He said the little girl was moved when she came across the story in The Ghanaian Times newspaper and expressed her wish for the parents to intervene.
Ms. Aheja, who attend “My Play Room Crèche at Tesano could not make it to the presentation ceremony herself as she had to go to classes, but Mr Asiamah, said “her heart and mind are with Ms. Nsakwa, and the donation is to kick-start the public support”
It is recalled that the “Ghanaian Times” on January 14, 2016, published an appeal for the public to donate towards the surgery of Ms. Ama Nsakwa who is suffering from lower jaw infections.
The surgery which will involved operation in the first stage and a jaw reconstruction after satisfactory healing of the first stage, is estimated at GH¢4,500.00.
According to a letter signed by Dr. Dominic Avogo of the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Ms. Nsakwa reported to the Unit in June last year, with a huge jaw, which had gradually developed within 10 years.
He said medical intervention could not be sought due to financial constraints, adding that the tumour in its current state had restricted Ms. Nsakwa’s activities.
“Feeding has been rendered an ordeal, as chewing and swallowing are painful”, the doctor said and appealed to individuals and organisations to help Ms. Nsakwa, so that she could return to normal life and contribute meaningfully to society.
All donations should be channelled through The New Times Corporation Head Office at the North Industrial Area, Accra.
By Lawrence Markwei