A 10-year-old class six pupil of Yamfo Methodist Primary School in the Tano North District of the Brong Ahafo Region, Bright Kwame, needs GH¢3,000 to undergo an operation at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi to remove a tumor on his face, has been kept at home by his parents because of financial constraints.
The size of the rare tumor growing on the left face of Bright is about the size of a tennis ball.
The boy has however been rescued by Mr. Nsiah Asare, Headmaster of Yamfo Anglican J.H.S.
Mr. Nsiah Asare in an interview with XYZ News said he identified the boy when he visited Ahyiayam where he stays with his parents.
“I visited the village on one of my rounds and found out that the boy has been having this tumor over a year now. The mother told me they spent GH 3,200 over a year ago but the hospital needed another GH3, 000 for the boy to be operated upon but because they have not been able to get the money the boy has been at home, he does not go to school,” Mr. Asare disclosed.
Mr. Asare upon what he encountered sent the boy with his father Kwame Afram to Sunyani-based radio station Ark FM to solicit for funds to help the boy undergo the surgery to remove the tumor.
Head of News at Ark FM, Nana Kwaku Abrampah said, he was touched by the plight of the young boy and is therefore leading the crusade to solicit for funds to help the boy undergo the operation.
Kwame Afram father of the boy said the boy could lose his life if he does not receive medical attention soon because the tumor is growing by the day; he is therefore calling on government, individuals, NGO’s and philanthropist across the length and breadth of the country to come to his aid to save the life of his child.