- Mother of six, Fati Mustapha, is appealing for financial support for her 7-year-old son to undergo eye surgery to restore his sight
- Fati disclosed that the boy was born partially blind but they only discovered it when he turned 4 four years old
- The beleaguered mother claimed doctors at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital have indicated her son would go blind completely by age 10
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A beleaguered mother, Fati Mustapha, is appealing for financial support for her 7-year-old son to undergo eye surgery at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
According to Fati, the total amount needed for the medical procedure is GHc35,000 but said the youngster's father cannot afford to foot the bill.
She bemoaned that her husband lost his job, making her the sole breadwinner of the family.
In an interview with SVTV Africa, the visibly distressed mother disclosed that the boy was born partially blind but they only discovered it when he turned four years old.
Asked what was wrong with her son, Fati said, ''He cannot see clearly. We have taken him to Korle-Bu and they're saying it'd cost us GHc35,000 for the surgery. It's been four years since we discovered he cannot see but his father has lost his job ... I need financial support because the doctors said if he turns ten years old, he'd go blind completely.''
Fati said they first took the boy to the Maamobi Polyclinic but was later transferred to the Korlebu Teaching Hospital for advance medical treatment.
She said the doctors indicated that her son needs urgent surgery to restore his sight or risk going blind at age ten.
The struggling mother of six is appealing to the government, philanthropic organisations, and the public to support her before her son goes completely blind.
Watch the interview below.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that comic actor and teacher, Michael Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as Teacher Kwadwo, claims the Ghana Education Service (GES), is intimidating Abenah Serwaah Mankosa following her kind gesture towards her pupils.
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Serwaah Mankosa, a class one teacher at Aninkroma D/A Primary School in the Adankwame District in the Ashanti Region, has been trending throughout the week for feeding her class one pupil with hot meals each day.
She explained that the initiative is only to augment the government's School Feeding Programme in her school and not to undermine it.
In other news, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Rebecca Naa Okaikor Akufo-Addo, turns 70 years old today, March 12, 2021.
Though the First Lady is yet to announce her new age in a post on social media as previously done, admirers cannot wait to celebrate her.
Dozens have headed to their social media pages to share stunning photos of the First Lady, sharing hearty messages to pay homage to her.
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