Crime Check Foundation (CCF) has gone to the aid of some kidney failure patients at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital.
CCF, during one of its routine visits to the hospital to help struggling patients met the patients at the Renal Unit of Ghana’s premier hospital.
The patients, 18-year-old Naomi Dede Mensah, 21-year-old Esther Annor, and one whose name she did not disclose were undergoing dialysis treatment at the hospital but faced financial difficulties.
The Foundation supported the patients with support from its donors abroad including the Apostles Continuation Church in Germany, Let’s Help While We Can in the UK, and US-based Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
Other donors are UK-based Kingdom Helpers, Friends of CCF in Amsterdam, US-based Love Covenant Family of International Central Gospel Church, Beautiful Ladies in the UK, Friends of Woolwich also in the UK and US-based Tower of David.
The three patients have all been undergoing the treatment for more than a year.
According to Naomi Dede Mensah, she started seeing symptoms of kidney failure while she was in school at the Mpraeso Senior High School.
Dede said it affected her eyes making her vision blurred. She said doctors at different health facilities where she was initially taken to, were unable to diagnose the disease until she was referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital.
“What I can remember is that when I was brought to Korle-Bu, I was taken to the emergency ward,” she said.
The orphan said she had been abandoned as she is left in the care of only one of her sisters who has been striving to pay for the cost of her treatment.
“I live with my sister at Nsawam and come for the treatment, three times in a week. I am sad that most of my cousins do not support me,” she said while shedding tears.
Her sister, Justina Dede added, ‘I did not have support to continue my education after Senior High School. I managed to buy a container shop to do business but it was pulled down during the construction of the Pokuase interchange so I do not have anything to do now. The little savings I made is what I used to pay for the bills but it is finished and there is no hope.’
Crime Check Foundation gave them One Thousand Ghana cedis.
Naomi’s story is not different from the remaining two whose mothers struggled to pay for their treatment.
They also received Five Hundred Ghana cedis each.
The beneficiaries were grateful to CCF and the donors for the support.
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