A student of Asuokwaw Presbyterian Primary School in the West Akyem municipality of the Eastern region, is reportedly in need of at least, GHC 10,000 to undergo a surgery for post-burn contracture that has made it difficult for him to walk without aid.
The 15-year-old Jonathan Ntakow was, according to Starrfm.com.gh, burnt during the Christmas festivities of 2018 when a gallon of petrol caught fire when he was lightening a bamboo made firecracker.
The young man was initially treated at the Asamankese Government Hospital.
Later, Jonathan was referred to the Eastern Regional Hospital for treatment and rehabilitation but his parents did not have the money for his medical bills.
This compelled the family to resort to a natural healing process.
The out-of-hospital healing process left Jonathan developing a muscle contracture at his hamstring area making it difficult to straighten the leg and affecting his ability to walk.
Jonathan’s worrying condition has grounded his education as his parents were reluctant to let him resume schooling.
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His school authorities, however, intervened securing him crutches to aid in his movement in order for him to return to school.
Jonathan's headteacher narrated the pupil's story: “He got burnt through petrol. The father deposited petrol in one of the rooms and it was Christmas, so he was playing with Christmas guns and it caught fire and he got burnt.
When he was taken to Asamankese Government Hospital he was referred to Koforidua but the Father couldn’t afford so he brought him back to the village."
Meanwhile, Ghanaian actress, Moesha Boduong has donated items to less-privileged students in her hometown in commemoration of her birthday.
In exclusive photos shared with YEN.com.gh, the actress was captured donating school items to some students in the Upper West region.
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