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29.10.2008 Health

A heart tumour patient appeals for help

By gna
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Miss Selina Boamah Dadzie, 19, a form three student of Akim Swedru Secondary School near Akim Oda, who needs to under a heart tumour surgery at the Cardiothoracic Centre at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, has appealed to the public for assistance.

The surgery is estimated at 12,000 Euros.

According to Dr. Frank Edwin, consultant at the centre said Selina was referred to the cardio unit at Korle-Bu on March 11, 2008 following an episode of heart failure.

He said clinical examinations showed the tumour in the left upper chamber of the heart that would a surgery to remove it.

Dr Edwin said the Ghana Heart Foundation shall assist by paying 50 per cent of the amount.

The parents of Selina, Mr Christian Boamah, a mason and Madam Cecilia Otiwaa, a fishmonger, as well as Mr Abraham Osei Donkor, the school headmaster of the victim, have all appealed to the general public to come to the aid of theor daughter.

All donations should be made to the National Cardiothoracic Centre, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and the Editorial Manager of New Times Corporation, Accra.

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