- Ernest Opoku Gyau, is seeking for funds to undergo a kidney transplant in India
- The 34-year-old needs $24,000 to undergo kidney transplant
A 34-year-old man, diagnosed with kidney disease, is appealing to the public to help him raise money for a kidney transplant.
Ernest Opoku Gyau used to work as a foreman of a construction firm but has since been unable to work after he was diagnosed with the disease.
As a result, he has had to spend all his savings on his dialysis, which he undergoes twice every week.
Accra-based Citi FM reports that Mr. Opoku Gyau’s sister has volunteered to donate one of her kidneys to him, but he needs to raise $24,737 to cater for his travel, accommodation, feeding, and treatment in India.
In a letter, the sick man said he needs to raise the said amount in order to successfully undergo the kidney transplant.
“This will cater for treatment and transplant amounting to US$18,500; US$153 for visas, US$2,550 flights, US$2,660 for accommodation and US$874 for meals for, my sister who will be donating her kidney and my cousin who will be traveling with us as an attendant while we undergo the transplant,” he wrote.
He is, therefore, appealing to the public to help him raise the money to get treatment.
“Your financial support will be dearly appreciated. Please give towards saving my life.
“Any funds not spent will be donated to a charity helping people with kidney failure like me in Ghana. May God bless you as you donate to change my life for the better and as you keep me in your prayers,” he added.
Meanwhile, a letter from the Labone Dialysis Center confirmed that Mr. Opoku Gyau has been forced to reduce the frequency of the dialysis due to financial challenges.
Persons who wish to help Ernest Opoku Gyau can contact the number 0244-643205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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