By Bismark Adika
Ghana Institute of Journalism, Accra
The family of Miss Akua Aseda Twumasi – Ankrah is humbly appealing to Philanthropists as well as corporate and civil society organizations and individuals to come to their aid to save the life of this little girl.
BRIEF PROFILE OF AKUA ASEDA TWUMASI-ANKRAH
On April 22, 2015, we welcomed baby Aseda, she is the third child of three siblings 5 year old sister named (Nhyira) and a 3 year old brother called (Adom) both alive and well.
After 6 weeks at birth, while clinging on my chest i, noticed an abnormal breathing pattern. She was rushed to the hospital where her cardiograph revealed an abnormal heart defect called Vascular Septal Defect (hole in heart)
An abnormality that separate the lower chambers of the heart. A condition that causes blood from the left ventricle to leak into the right ventricle,however, for the past few weeks, her health has been rapidly deteriorating. At 8 months, she only weighs 5.5kg.
Aseda is a special little girl with a big, bright future ahead of her In spite of her diagnosis, baby Aseda is a boisterous bundle of joy. Her motor skills are well developed and she embraces life with lots of joy.
We are sudden by this news that this little delightful child that beams with such great joy is going through this.
Aseda has a large PMSVD with inlet extension and haemodynamic compromise. Our little angel is failing to thrive
According to Dr N-A Yao, Consultant Paediatric & Congenital Cardiologist, of korle bu teaching hospital, cardiothoracic center THE BIGGEST HOSPITAL IN GHANA warns she is at a high risk of developing irreversible pulmonary hypertension.
Due to her declining health, she has been referred to the Miot International Centre for Children’s Cardiac Care in Chennai, India, where her conditioned will be surgically corrected.
Please consider making a heartfelt donation of any amount to seal the hole in her heart and give her a chance of a normal life.
The total amount of money required for the surgery is $8500 and that of air ticket is $3500 summing up to $12000.
However, clarification and donations can be done via the MTN mobile number 0243984170 or Airtel number 0268852897.The surgery must be done as soon as possible, according to the Doctor.
Thank you and hoping to hearing from you soon.
Ampofo TWUMASI-ANKRAH, The Father