The Miss Ghana Foundation (MGF), has with the support of a philanthropist, Mrs. Oghogho Omame Dixon, donated GH¢40,000 to the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) Hospital to cater for the cost of surgery for an eight-year-old Scoliosis patient Linda Ocloo.
The donation is the first installment meant to start surgery for Linda out of a total cost of GH¢78,400. Linda is a class one pupil of Catholic Family School in her native of Gomoa Adukwa in the Central Region. Her parents are both small scale farmers and can hardly afford the cost of the surgery.
Linda’s father narrated that her deformity was noticed in February 2020 and they had gone to the Swedru Hospital several times before he was referred to see a specialist at FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital for further investigation and treatment in February 2021.
Presenting the donation, Chairperson of the MGF, Inna Mariam Patty, reiterated that the foundation was passionate about positively impacting lives and projects.
She hinted that there would be other social intervention projects in the course of the year to mark the 65th anniversary of Miss Ghana and the 10th anniversary of Exclusive Events Ghana as franchise holders of the Miss Ghana/Miss World Ghana franchise.
In her comments, reigning Miss Ghana and Ambassador of MGF, Monique Mawulawe Agbedekpui said the donation was coming at the right time with February being seen as the season of love adding that the gesture would go a long way to change the life of young Linda.
Philanthropist, Mrs. Dixon appealed to individuals and corporate Ghana to support the works of the Miss Ghana Foundation. “My family and I have been blessed in various ways during our stay in Ghana. And as a woman leader that drives women empowerment, I wanted to give back to the women of Ghana before I leave.
“I am hopeful that through my donation, I can help empower women to be confident and overachieve in whatever they set their minds to do.”
The CEO of FOCOS Hospital, Dr. Irene Adorkor Wulff, who received the donation on behalf of the Hospital, commended Miss Ghana Foundation for their kind gesture over the years and like Oliver Twist asked for more support for the almost 3000 children waiting in line.
Also present at the ceremony were Miss Ghana titleholders, past contestants over the past decade and Mr. Ghana Brand Ambassador, Bright Ofori.
Source: Graphic Showbiz
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