A UK- based Ghanaian preacher, Brian Amoateng has paid the surgical bills of veteran actor, William Addo.
This comes barely a week after news went viral that the veteran actor was on the verge of losing his sight, if he is not able to raise Gh 5,000.00 (five thousand Ghana cedis) to have surgery.
Readers are reminded that veteran actor William Addo, told Hitz FM’s Daybreak Hitz on Wednesday that he is gradually losing his sight as a result of glaucoma and cataract. He further added in his interview that if immediate care was not sort, he would lose his sight.
The veteran actor’s story made much news that the UK-based Ghanaian preacher offered to pay off the surgical bills for Mr. William Addo.
Presenting the money on behalf of the preacher who could not make it to Ghana, Eyra Doe noted that it is the hope of Pastor Amoateng that the veteran actor will regain his sight after his surgery and get to live a normal life again.
Receiving the money, the elated William Addo expressed gratitude to pastor Brian Amoateng and his foundation for their support. He prayed God’s blessings of restoration on the man of God.
“I am humbled and touched by this kind gesture. God richly bless you and I hope to meet you one of these days”, he noted.
In an interview with YEN.com.gh, Brian Amoateng who doubles as the founder of Brian Jones Amoateng foundation, he noted that he was touched by the news to help the veteran actor because he was one of his favourite actors he liked to watch while growing up.
“William Addo was one of my favorite actors when I was young so when I saw the story I told myself, if I can’t help him, why don’t I help and save him from going blind”, he reiterated.
As at the time of filing this report, YEN.com.gh had a chat with William Addo, who disclosed that the surgery was done late Thursday afternoon and he is doing well and hoping to have his sight restored after the plasters were taken off his eyes on friday morning. The veteran actor has been tremendously supported by fellow veteran actresses Edinam Atatsi and Agnes.
Brian Amoateng is the founder of the Brian Jones foundation which is into supporting orphans, widows and the less privileged in Ghana. The foundation also pays fees for over 40 children in Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria. The foundation also offers scholarships.