- The Christ Temple of ICGC has donated ¢200,000 to the Korle-Bu Children’s Cancer Unit
- It is indicated that the church has been engaging in yearly donations to the unit since 2011
- More than 1,200 children have reportedly benefited hugely from the church funds
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The Christ Temple of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) has donated an amount of Gh¢200,000 to the Children’s Cancer Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
A news report by Modernghana.com indicates that the funds were made to alleviate parents of the burden to meet the huge financial demands that come with treating cancers.
It is indicated that the donation is not actually a new initiative as over 1,200 children have benefited from yearly funds made by the Christ Temple branch of ICGC.
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The donations started since 2011 and the church has committed to the act since then. The whopping Gh¢200,000 was sent as a cheque by a delegation from the ICGC branch.
Director of Programmes at ICGC Christ temple Mrs Joy Otabil spoke about the massive donations, indicating the extensive impact the funds have made over the years. She said:
“Our understanding is that most childhood cancers are curable with early treatment. The good news is that since we started supporting the unit, children from deprived communities who report have been receiving 100% treatment.
No one is turned away from the unit for financial reasons”
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Head of the Paediatric Oncology Unit at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Lorna Renna, gave an idea of how the money would be disbursed.
It was indicated that the money would be used for the purchase of materials like drip regulators, syringes, methylated spirit, sanitizers etc.
Additionally, it will support treatment procedures like chemotherapy, radiotherapy supportive care, blood supply, surgery, among others.
In other news, Louisa Enyonam Ansah is a woman born without arms who has dedicated her life and resources to improving the lives of children living with disabilities through her role as a headmistress and also a leader of the Enyonam Short Foundation.
A video documentary by UTV indicates that Louisa won a presidential award for her massive exploits and she was also one of the top five winners of season five of the MTN Heroes of Change programme.
The hardworking and passionate woman at the community of Nsawam-Otoase in the Greater Accra who is reportedly in her mid-forties transforms the lives of disabled children.
Many of them who used to be beggars on the streets have found a meaningful life from Louisa's exploits.
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