CHF, sponsors fund 18 hole in heart kids surgeries
The Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) and its sponsors have put together an amount of over four hundred thousand Ghana Cedis to pay for the medical bills of 18 children with hole in heart conditions at the Korle Bu Cardiothoracic Centre.
Having previously aided 176 other young patients at the centre, the move was to allow the deprived children undergo surgeries, critical to their health, so they can live a normal life.
Speaking to the President of the CHF, Jacki Ahomka Lindsay, she explained that this initiative is to give the children a better and a more deserving life.
“Our mission is to provide financial relief to the families who cannot afford the expensive but life-saving surgeries,” she explained.
“We want to continue helping parents and families to raise more funds. Our goal is also helping one child at a time and also make a difference.”
She also expressed how satisfied and grateful she was to the sponsors and anyone who had helped to make this dream a reality to her and the underprivileged children whose lives will be transformed.
Through this Foundation, Michael Ampedu Ofori, a young boy who was suffering from hole in heart 8 years ago was saved and has completed Senior High school.
Speaking to Kasser Tee, Head of Marketing for Ecobank Ghana, he explained the bank’s association with CHF and their motive for supporting the initiative. “We have been associated with the CHF for the past 16 years. Every year we undertake to sponsor some of the children. It is just our hope that these children will have successful surgeries,” he said.
The Foundation, in May, held a fundraising event dubbed “Havana Night”, where they came together with sponsors to raise funds, enough to cater for the surgeries of the 18 children with the condition.
The CHF is a charity which sponsors open heart surgeries needed to save the lives of sick underprivileged Ghanaian children.
Over the years, the foundation has been supported by companies such as Ecobank, Ahomka Group, British Airways and African Environmental Research and Consulting limited. Other sponsors include Coca Cola, Unibank, Bond Savings and loans, Shoprite, Allure Spa in the city amongst others.