Bekwai SDA SHS student appeals for $25,000 support to undergo surgery

Bekwai SDA SHS student appeals for $25,000 support to undergo surgery

- Miss Leticia Nyamekeh Ackah, is in dire need of financial assistance to enable her to undergo a surgery

- She needs a total of $25,000 or its cedi equivalent to travel to India to have the surgery

A final year student of the Bekwai SDA Senior High School (SHS) in the Ashanti Region is appealing to the public to help her raise $25,000 to undergo treatment on a brain tumor.

Leticia Nyamekeh Ackah is a 20-year-old third-year student studying Home Economics but has had to defer from school due to the severity of her condition.

Bekwai SDA SHS student appeals for $25,000 support to undergo surgery

Miss Leticia Nyamekeh Ackah

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She dropped out of school in 2016 when the tumour started blurring her vision and virtually made her blind.

Her current condition means she can neither read nor write and it is very difficult for her to move about.

A certified medical report from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, said the CT scan conducted on Leticia showed “a pineoblastoma with severe obstructive hydrocephalus and signs of increased intracranial pressure.

The report said “the location of the tumour will require an endoscopic approach, which service and equipment are unavailable in Ghana.”

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She is, therefore, required to travel to India in order to undergo surgery to correct the tumor in her brain.

However, she cannot afford the cost of treatment due to the absence of her father who passed on in 2012.

She currently stays with her mother, Doris Amponsah, a petty trader at Nampansa, a suburb of Bekwai, who also takes care of five other children and her aged mother.

Leticia and her family are appealing to the public to help raise the cedi equivalent of $25,000 in order for her to get treatment in India.

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