INTRODUCTION

With the understanding that detention in whatever form is injurious to health, CCF has gone beyond the prisons. Through our Health Check Series, we have come to the aid of many Ghanaians who have been detained in hospitals because of their inability to settle their bills and solicited support for the many others who require surgery. We have also provided prosthetic hands and legs for many children whose parents have either neglected them or cannot afford medical care for them.

Double agony as Hairdresser gets bedridden and goes blind

30-year-old Ama Akyere is bedridden and has gone blind as her widowed grandmother, Yaa Akyere struggles to get her medical treatment. According to Yaa Akyere, Ama had a cut on her leg and due to her negligence, the injury worsened and caused her leg to swell. She said later, Ama’s eyes were also adversely affected […]

Father cries for help for his 13 yr old boy with kidney failure

A middle-age man, Simon Ali is begging for life for his 13-year-old son, Clement Ali who is almost dying from kidney failure. The peasant farmer said though he is not financially sound he strives to take care of the little boy because he is intelligent in school. He said he could have saved his situation […]

Please help me – 40-year-old woman with elephantiasis cries

40-year-old Yaa Dokua’s leg has been affected by elephantiasis. This was due to delay in her sought for medical attention when the ailment started like a boil. Mrs Dokua said the ailment started eight years ago and getting medical attention after it was worsening had been a struggle. She said after a neighbour supported her […]

70 yr old widow who cannot sit because of cancerous wounds on her buttocks

70-year-old widow, Abena Animwa cannot sit because her buttocks is bruised. She said she has been abandoned by her children at the Komfo Anokye Teaching hospital for over a month after doctors demanded Two Thousand Five Hundred Ghana Cedis to enable her undergo surgery. Madam Animwa who could only lie prostate because of the cancerous […]

Two children with Hole-in-heart needs $13,000 to survive

5-year-old Olivia Atesom and 6-year-old Zilpah Akrofi Obenewaa need urgent hole-in-heart life-saving surgeries to survive. Olivia requires Six Thousand dollars (equivalent of Thirty-Four Thousand Five Hundred and Forty-one Ghana cedis) whiles Zilpah needs Seven Thousand dollars to enable them undergo treatment. Parents of both children are struggling to raise the monies so they ran to […]

I am dying, please save me-50 yr old widow with over 12 months’ ‘pregnancy’

50-year-old widow, Nana Ama Annor from Cape Coast in the Central Region ‘has been pregnant’ for over twelve months. The ‘pregnancy’ which was thought to be a miracle because she is in her menopause stage, turned out to be fibroid which is dragging her early to her grave. She was fortunate to have met Crime […]

Car rans-over 21 yr old girl

21-year-old Grace Barnes is a living testimony after she survived a ran-over by a car which has bedridden her. Miss Barnes who had attended a prayer meeting said she slept-off after she decided to take a rest on a park when prayers were over. She said she woke-up when she felt pains as the car […]

Kelvin is saved from death

13-year-old Kelvin Asare looks waned, weak and breathes with difficulty. He is gradually losing his life as his mother’s efforts to raise Fifty-two Thousand Four Hundred and Fifty-six Ghana Cedis (equivalence of $9,000) to enable him get medical care failed. Speaking to crimecheckghana, his mother, 31-year-old Salomey Asare said since her son’s ailment started, she […]

SECURITY WOMAN BATTLING CANCER AND DIABETES GETS CCF SUPPORT TO UNDERGO TREATMENT

57-year-old security guard, Emelia Debrah Mensah has had one of her breasts severed in an attempt to save her from cancer. Unfortunately, she may still lose her life as other parts of her body including her ribs have also been affected and getting treatment has become difficult for her. According to Debrah Mensah, doctors diagnosed […]

‘My son’s leg got bent in my womb’-widow narrates ordeal

37-year-old widow, Adiza Abubakar fell from a staircase after hearing the shocking news of the death of her husband when she was pregnant. According to her that has caused her son’s deformity. She said though her child’s condition was detected earlier in her womb she couldn’t raise an amount of Six Thousand Ghana Cedis to […]