A GROUP of workers of Ecobank Ghana Limited, yesterday donated Gh¢1, 100 to support the heart operation of Jasmine Abban, a five-year old pupil of Star Bethany International School at Tse-Addo, near the Trade Fair Site, La, Accra.
Jasmine, a Kindergarten Two pupil, has been diagnosed of a hole-in-heart by the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and would need $8,000 to undergo operation to correct the defect in her heart.
The donors, numbering fifteen, who described themselves as “Friends of Jasmine”, said they decided to make personal contributions to help save her.
Making the presentation on behalf of the group, Mr Kenn Carr and Sherrie Arthur, both Customer Executives of Ecobank, said they were touched by the plight of Jasmine and launched a social media appeal among the bank staff to raise money to support her operation.
“I felt it a moral obligation to personally help raise funds to assist in the operation of Jasmine when I read the story in the April 9, 2015 edition of The Ghanaian Times,” Mr Carr said.
“Jasmine has a bright future and needed to be supported to undergo the operation to save her for her to live her dream,” he added.
For her part, Ms Arthur said: “I have little cousins like Jasmine and I was touched when I read about her condition in The Ghanaians Times.
“It could happen to anybody and if it has befallen Jasmine, I think I have the responsibility to support to save her future,” she said.
Jasmine’s mother, Madam Judith Fynn, thanked the group for the gesture.
Meanwhile, a pastor who wants to remain anonymous has also donated GH¢100 towards the same cause.
All donations should be channelled through The Ghanaian Times in Accra.
By Kingsley Asare