A Non-Governmental Organization called ‘As I Grow’ (AIG), have rescued the life of a 35 year old helpless woman, who was on the verge of losing her sight because of eye tumor – cancer of the eye.
She was discovered when ‘AS I GROW’ visited their village for one of their donations on 11th April, 2016 in a village called Abena Awia, in the Akuapem North municipality, Eastern Region.
The poor woman, Madam Mary Dogbe, who has taken refuge in the organization with tears, needed about GHC 15,000.00 for her surgery, medication and up-keep after the surgery in July, 2017.
Mary was really going through terrible pains, with some fluid dripping from the affected eye everyday.
She has been suffering from this sickness for over five years now.
Painfully enough, Mary in this awful state she still had to go and work in people’s farm before she could eat and also take care of her three children whose father has dumped them on her and escaped because of her condition.
Doctors who were even working on her discovered that, the tumor would affect the other eye as well; if surgery is not carried out within the shortest possible time.
With this “AS I GROW” passionately called on Ghanaians and other institutions to come to aid to help save this lady from her terrible situation yet the help wasn’t available until one lady whose name have been withheld supported the (AIG) NGO to settle the cost of the surgery in other for doctors to work on her and to their excitement, doctors at the Korle-bu teaching hospital in Accra have successfully performed the surgery and Mary is doing really well.
Speaking to some journalist who visited her at the Korle – bu teaching hospital, Mary expressed her joy, thanked God and also had some kind words for (AIG) NGO and Ghanaians for demonstrating their love by helping her gain her sight back because she lost hope and almost gave up in life.
In a related development the NGO has also saved a five year old boy, Martin Attrams, a Kindergarten 2 pupil of Larteh Salvation Army primary school, eastern region.
Martin has been suffering from hernia hydrocele since infancy and his surgery conducted at the children’s hospital in Accra, June 2017.
Background of the NGO
As I Grow, is a Nonprofit Organization which was established on 15th March, 2012 by a young couple- Mr. and Mrs. Debrah Bekoe – who have the deep desire to help the helpless in society.
The organization currently has its office in Larteh-Akuapim in the Eastern Region.
The organization which aims at providing lifeline to the less privileged in our society, especially, those in the hinterlands and deprived localities in the face of education, health, economic and finance, has since its establishment in 2012, been sponsored by just the two Directors-Mr. and Mrs. Debrah, without any external support, therefore they are calling on government, private institution and philanthropists to come to their aid to help needy in terms of sponsorship or in kind.
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