By Stephen Asante, GNA
Kumasi, Jan. 17, GNA - Jackson Foundation, a benevolent organization of the Jackson College of Education (JCE), has donated a cash amount of GH¢4, 000 to one Mr Kofi Owusu, a patient with a left lower jaw tumor, to enable him undergo surgery at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
The surgical procedure is to correct the deformity and ensure his wellbeing.
Mr Michael Nana Ampong, Communications Director of the College, making the donation on behalf of the Foundation in Kumasi, said the gesture is in response to an appeal by the authorities of the Hospital.
The patient, who is currently on admission at the Hospital, developed the anomaly about a decade ago, and has since been living with the aggravating condition due to lack of funds to enable him seek medical treatment.
The tumor had made it difficult for the patient, a native of Pakyi Number II in the Amansie-West District, to talk and eat properly, thus worsening his condition.
Mr Ampong expressed the hope that the donation would go a long way to help the patient receive the needed medical attention.
The Foundation has over the years been committed to humanitarian services in diverse ways, contributing significantly to the educational, healthcare and other needs of the poor and underprivileged in the society.
Dr Jonathan Olesu, Resident Doctor in-charge of Oral and Maxillofacial at the Ear, Nose, Ear and Dental Unit of the Hospital, who received the money on behalf of the patient expressed gratitude to the donors for responding to their request.
He said the patient is currently being prepared for surgery.