Action Chapel Funds bill for hole-in-heart kid
Compassion in Action, an organization of the Action Chapel International has donated GH¢27,000 to the Ghana Heart Foundation (CHF) to help pay for the surgery of Joshua Kognuu, a boy with a hole-in-heart.
This was due to the “United 4 Charity Walk” organized by five charity organizations namely, Ghana Heart Foundation (GHF), Infanta Malaria, Ghana International Women’s Club (GIWC), Indian Women’s Association (IWA) and the North American Women’s Association (NAWA).
The walk, which formed part of the International Women’s Day celebration, was embarked upon to also create awareness on their various organizations and solicit for funds to help the deprived in society.
Speaking to Quiana Canfo-Dumas, the lady who inspired Action Chapel to take on this task explained that it was very easy for her to convince the Archbishop to take upon this charitable work.
According to Ms. Canfo-Dumas, last year the Chapel funded another young girl go through the same procedure which makes Joshua the second child the church has funded.
“I got Stanbic, National Lottery Authority and students from my fitness club and we came together to support, we raised as much as we could and talked with the Arch Bishop and he said let’s do this, lets finish this,” she said, adding that the church hopes to make it an annual donation.
The Father of Joshua, John Kognuu expressed how grateful he was for the church to take up his son’s surgery despite lots of children with the same disability. “I will thank the church and its good things because we didn’t know where help was coming from, we pray for the church to flourish so you can help Ghanaians.”
Speaking to the president of GIWC and CHF, Jacqueline Ahomka Lindsay, the walk was more than what they had estimated due to the help the organization has even gotten from Action Chapel.
“The event was very successful, I think it is beyond expectation, I didn’t realize people will actually answer to the call to action and I think this is the maiden one because am pretty sure that next year we are to be even bigger better and more efficient.”