By: Albert Kuzor & Selassie Bannor | Voltaonlinegh.com |
Parents of a 2-year old Diana Sarpong at Akpafu in the Hohoe Municipality are appealing to the general public to help raise an amount of GH¢16,233.15 to help their child undergo a tumour surgery.
Diana who has been diagnosed of the ailment at the Hohoe Municipal Hospital and later referred to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for surgery since January 9, 2019, has been sitting at home because her parents are nowhere near raising the said amount to enable her undergo the surgery.
Mother of the nursery one pupil, Hancy Tetteh-Sarpong who spoke to Voltaonlinegh.com, narrated that she was bathing her daughter about nine months ago when she realised a swelling on her head.
According to Madam Tetteh-Sarpong, when she questioned her child about the swelling, she (Diana) told her (the mother) that she was hit with a stone by a school mate sometime ago.
She continued, “together with my husband, we went to the school to find out what exactly had happened but our efforts to know the real story proved no positive results.”
The visibly worried mother said later when they realised that the swelled up portion kept expanding, they sent the child to the clinic and were referred to the Hohoe Municipal Hospital for further diagnosis.
Madam Tetteh-Sarpong lamented that about a year on, the swelling on the head continues to swell into what the doctors have described as tumour.
Father of the girl, Frank Adade Sarpong who is a subsistent farmer said that they had spent a fortune sending their daughter to prayer camps and attending several hospitals in an effort to get a solution to her ailment without success.
Mr. Sarpong pleaded with individuals and groups to save the life of their daughter saying, “we have done our best as parents who love their children to treat this uncommon sickness but it’s clear that we cannot be successful without money.”
The couples admitted, “it’s a worrying situation for us for a year now, we wish to forget this surgery but the future of this (tumour) is unclear” adding, “God will richly bless anyone that will contribute to the treatment.”