Boy 5, Who Had His Hand Amputated Receives 5k Support
The 5-year-old boy who had his hand amputated about two weeks ago, after he was slashed with a cutlass by the step-mother has received GHC5,000 support from Central Youth Abroad, a diaspora group and Cape Coast-based organisation.
The donation is meant among other things, to help with the boy's upkeep.
The money was presented by Candyman Lucas Mensah, who on behalf of the organisation promised to help and support any admirable or situation that might arise in the Central Region.
The donation was received by Afia Ofori Attakora, the Deputy Director of Nursing Services at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, and the Medical Social Worker at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Felicia Tetteh.
The organisation, whose members were passionate about the plight of the boy decided to help him rebuild his life after a bitter experience in the hands of the step-mother as well as after his discharge from the hospital.
This is what Candyman Lucas Mensah had to say:
“We need a viable workforce in the Central Region and the news came to us as a great shock. It would have been wrong on our part to have left the boy on his own. All we wanted to do was to put a smile on the face of the boy”.The deputy director of Nursing Services thanked the cape coast based organisation for their donation and gave in more room for people to support the 5-year old boy and the needy at the Pediatric Unit at the hospital.