Amputated Girl Calls For Help

A 15-year-old amputee school girl, Patricia Peprah, has appealed to the general public, including corporate institutions, to support her raise over 1,500 Euros (close to GH¢7,000) to enable her go for an arm prosthesis (artificial replacement).

Miss Patricia Peprah, a Form 2 pupil of Agape Preparatory School at Abesim, near Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region, was involved in an accident on February 10, 2014 when she was returning home after school.

Though there was no casualty, many of the children on board the school bus suffered various degrees of injury. Patricia was taken to the Sunyani Regional Hospital and later referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi for further treatment.

Medical report from the KATH available to  DAILY GUIDE  indicates that the girl was diagnosed with left forearm and wrist crush injury and underwent a surgery in which a below-elbow amputation was done.

Worried father of Patricia, Emmanuel Gyamfi Marfo, on Monday stormed  DAILY GUIDE  offices in Sunyani appealing for financial support to enable his daughter get the artificial replacement to lead normal life so that she could continue her education.

Mr. Gyamfi, a peasant farmer, said that the family had spent all that it  had on Patricia’s medical expenses hence, the appeal to the public for their support.

Patricia, who aspires to be a lawyer in future, is supposed to go for the arm prosthesis at the Hope for Children and Aged Rehabilitation Centre at Abesim.

The Centre is taking the cost of physiotherapy pre and post-care and other services in support of the arm prosthesis but requires 1,501.10 Euros from the parents to begin with the replacement.

Persons/institutions who want to support have been directed to pay into GN Bank Account Number 3025122000027, Sunyani Central Branch. The Account name is: Emmanuel M. Gyamfi.

Email:  [email protected]

FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Sunyani

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