Obuasi: Fifty 50 Club supports 8-year-old’s encephalitis treatment with ¢10k

The beneficiaries

The Fifty 50 Club, a non-profit association based at Obuasi in the Ashanti Region has donated ¢10,000 to facilitate the medical procedures needed for an 8-year-old battling encephalitis.

This rare congenital disorder has significantly impacted the child’s vision, hearing, speech, and mobility, elevating the risk of complications such as infections, seizures, and potential brain damage.

Expressing concern for the young boy’s academic challenges arising from impaired vision and hearing, Hannah Amponsah, the teacher of Stephen Aboagye, shed light on the parents’ struggles to secure appropriate medical treatment.

Moved by this poignant narrative, the Fifty 50 Club swiftly responded by contributing to the medical expenses, affirming their commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of those grappling with health challenges.

Jacob Edmond-Acquah, President of the Fifty 50 Club, provided insights into Stephen Aboagye’s medical condition, stating, “We are expecting the money to support the medical procedures involved. It is our wish that he goes through the processes smoothly to enable him to live a normal life.”

During the Club’s 12th donation event, a total of GHS 27,600 was disbursed to three individuals, showcasing the organization’s holistic approach to community support.

Clifford Wilson, pursuing a BSc. Human Biology (Medicine) program at KNUST, Kumasi, expressed gratitude for the GHS 9,200 covering tuition, hostel, and other incidental costs for the upcoming academic year. Similarly, David Ababio Awuni, in the final year of his 4-year Computer Science Program at KNUST, Kumasi, received GHS 8,400.

Mr. Edmund-Acquah emphasized the club’s resolve to make a lasting impact, stating, “We have launched a survey to ascertain the impact of the plethora of support it has rendered to people since July 2020.

The feedback, he said, has been very positive so far and the Club is scheduled to make additional donations to individuals and/or institutions this year.”

Founded in July 2020, the Fifty 50 Club, consisting of over 250 members from various corporate organizations, has raised GHS 360,000 to date.

Their altruistic efforts span contributing to the cost of surgeries, supporting community clinics with medical equipment, providing scholarships to needy students, and aiding individuals with various medical conditions.

Reporting By Sampson Manu, ISD Obuasi

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