Vodafone saves tumor victim

Tumor patient, before and afterVeronica Kumako, a middle-aged trader, who was assisted by Vodafone Healthline to undergo surgery to remove a face tumor last year, has expressed her gratitude to the telecommunication company.

Following a decade of misery, cheerful Veronica said she was now empowered to socialise, laugh and work to provide for herself and her teenage son, Ishmael.

Before the successful surgery, Veronica was living with a tumor that encroached into her eyes, disfigured her face, made breathing difficult and made her a liability to her immediate family, neighbours and customers alike.

“I started feeling some swelling in my nostrils at age 24.Three years later, I couldn’t breathe well and later a small boil appeared closer to my eye. I didn’t take it serious until it became so big that I had to go to Battor Hospital, in the Volta Region, where I was transferred to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital,” said Vero on the award-winning television show, Vodafone Healthline.

“When my condition didn’t get better after five years, my husband absconded and left me to my fate,” she said in a statement issued by Vodafone in Accra yesterday.

Veronica said initially she couldn’t do business in the market because no one wanted to come close to her, but now, everything has changed“, she added.

Healthline, since 2011, has catered for the full cost of surgeries for some Ghanaians suffering from various health conditions, but could not afford to pay for their medical bills.

The programme also educates, informs and demystified various myths on health related conditions.


By Times Reporter

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