Akwatia (E/R), Aug. 29, GNA- My Shepherd Orphanage Home at Akwatia in the Eastern Region has appealed to the public for assistance to foot the medical expenses of a three-year-old inmate who is suffering from a number of medical challenges.
Charlotte Adutwumwaa is a hole-in-heart patient and was also born a cripple.
She was sent to the home and later referred to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital to be given a colostomy in June to enable her to limp.
Young Adutwumwaa cannot defecate through the anus and so had to be operated upon to be able to do so through the tummy.
According to Philomena Agyei, the Mother of the home, the girl needs to go through two other operations that would enable her to ease herself easily through the anus and to also receive treatment for her hole“in-heart.
She said the exercise is very expensive and the home could not foot the huge bill.
Ms Agyei therefore appealed to benevolent individuals, organisations as well as Denkyenbour District Assembly for financial assistance.
Mr Mohammed Ahmed Baba Jamal, Member of Parliament for Akwatia, who visited the home and heard the story of Adutwumwaa donated GHÂ¢ 500 to support her treatment.
He also donated a carton of soap, a bail of second hand clothing and quantity of drinking cups to the orphanage.
Ms Agyei expressed gratitude to Mr Jamal for his kind gesture.