The eye of a woman in her fifties, Gloria Asibi has been ‘eaten’ by cancer as her efforts to get immediate medical attention fail.
Asibi has been struggling to raise Three Thousand and One Ghana cedis to undergo surgery at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
While trying to get support from friends and family, her left eye was gradually being plagued.
According to her, doctors at the hospital had cautioned that if immediate surgery is not carried out, the right eye could also be affected.
“Currently, I cannot see with the left eye. It is totally blind. At the time the doctors wanted to do the surgery I did not have any money. They cautioned me that my right eye could be affected,” she told crimecheckghana.org.
Months after the doctors’ caution, she says she has been able to raise less than half of the surgery cost.
The single mother of four could not hold her tears while recounting her difficulty in life.
“I struggle to feed my children,” and compounding, “my only hope is my elderly child. He is also not able to go to Senior High School because I cannot afford the cost involved,” she said.
Madam Asibi had to fall on Crime Check Foundation (CCF) for support after exhausting her alternatives.
The Foundation did not disappoint her.
Under its Health Check Series, CCF arranged for the payment of Two Thousand Ghana cedis to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to enable her to undergo the surgery.
The surgery would involve replacing Madam Asibi’s affected eyeball with an artificial one.
The support was a contribution from a UK-based donor, Joyce Kuse.
Crime Check Foundation has been paying for the expenses of patients. Hospitals have also benefited from the Foundation’s equipment donations.
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