James Okyere a native of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana called on Crime Check Foundation in September,2019 to financially support him undergo Chemotherapy.
According to James, he started experiencing malaria symptoms two years ago and had to rely on malaria medication prescribed by a pharmacist. After sometime, he realized that the medication was not helping so he had to visit the Tafo Government hospital for further medical attention.
He told crimecheckghana “When I visited Tafo government hospital, I was diagnosed of stroke and was given treatment but there was no improvement. After series of laboratory tests, I was finally diagnosed of tumor cancer”.
He said he was then given a referral letter to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital KATH, where he was asked to go for radiotherapy. Unfortunately, James said he could not afford the seven thousand Ghana cedis being the cost of treatment.
“I had to go home because I had no money to conduct the radiotherapy so I spoke to a few family members and friends who agreed to support me with the said amount,” he said.
He further told crimecheckghana that after the radiotherapy he did not get enough funds to do the other necessary scans to review the tumor cancer and that was how he developed sores at his buttocks and stomach. “I went to the hospital again and was told I should have done the CT scan to save myself from this situation. The doctor said what they can do about it now is the chemotherapy”.
James said a good Samaritan in the US, one Madam Stella sponsored him to undergo the first therapy leaving him with five more chemotherapies at a cost fifteen thousand Ghana Cedis.
Crime Check Foundation through its donors helped James Okyere Asare to undergo his second chemotherapy. “I thank God and CCF for coming to my aid. Without them I would not have known what would have happened to me. God richly bless you. I will plead with Ghanaians to come to my aid so that I can go through the other four chemotherapies”. He said
Crime Check Foundation’s Health Check Series aims at supporting individuals who need medical assistance but are financially handicapped. The project, with the support of donors has saved the lives of many poor and underprivileged Ghanaians who cannot afford the cost of medical care.