Miss Ghana Foundation with the kind support of Ghana National Gas Company has donated GH¢50,000 to Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) Hospital to cater for the cost of surgery for 16-year-old Jacklyn Ndede Boadi, a scoliosis patient. The donation is the first instalment to commence surgical procedure for the teenager, out of a total cost of GH¢80,000.00.
Mother of the patient, Francisca Bakari revealed that, she noticed her daughter’s deformity in January 2020 and sought medical care at the Kasoa Central Clinic where they were referred to FOCOS Hospital for further investigation and treatment.
She has had difficulty in breathing and often experiences severe back pain especially when she sits for longer periods or bends over. As a consequences, she is unable to further her education. Jacklyn is easily fatigued and unable to perform simple house chores.
Jacklyn’s surgery was on hold due to lack of funds but with the timely intervention of Miss Ghana Foundation and Ghana Gas, Jackie would be able to undergo a successful surgery. She has keen interest on returning to school and pursuing her passion in travel & tour and hospitality services and aspires to become an Air hostess in future.
Presenting the donation, Chairperson of the Miss Ghana Foundation, Inna Mariam Patty, reiterated that Miss Ghana Foundation is passionate about positively impacting lives and projects such as helping pay cost of surgery for children suffering from scoliosis is one of the social intervention projects MGF embarks upon under health. We are grateful to benevolent organizations such as Ghana Gas and would humbly appeal to more of such organizations to support the good works of MGF.
Miss Ghana 2020 winner, Monique Mawulawe Agbedekpui appealed to Individuals and Corporate Ghana to support the works of the Foundation to help positively impact the lives of mankind.
Dr. Irene Adorkor Wulff, CEO for FOCOS Hospital who received the donation on behalf of the Hospital, commended Miss Ghana Foundation and Ghana Gas for the kind gesture and like Oliver Twist asked for more support for children waiting in line to correct ailment.
Nana Pokua Addo –Atuah, Assistant Manager for Corporate Communications at Ghana Gas added that management decided to support this worthy cause as part of Ghana Gas’s Corporate Social Responsibility and they look forward to collaborating with Miss Ghana Foundation on future projects.
Also present at the ceremony were Miss Ghana 2020, 2nd runner up Annlisa Anangfio and Mr. Ghana Brand Ambassador; Bright Ofori.
Since 2017 Miss Ghana Foundation has helped raise funds of over US$50,000 to support or cover full cost of surgery for children with scoliosis. This has been made possible by the kind benevolence of some individuals and organizations. In total, Miss Ghana Foundation has sponsored the cost of surgeries for two children namely, Gifty Amuzu, and Richard Kusi.