Vodafone Healthline saves five-year-old with eye tumour

Accra, Nov. 12, GNA
– Vodafone Healthline, a health promotion television programme, has brought
smiles on the faces of five-year old Sarah Botchway and her foster parents,
after undergoing a surgery to correct her eye tumour.

A statement from
Vodafone Ghana to the Ghana News Agency said Sarah was born with a tumour on
the left eye and as part of the programme, Vodafone arranged and paid the full
cost involved for her to undergo surgery to correct the anomaly.

According to the
statement, Sarah’s condition was unbearable for her foster mother Madam Dede
Hammond and the correction brought a relief to the entire family.

She was quoted as
saying: “The stigma associated with Sarah’s condition was so unbearable for her
mother; she abandoned her at an early age. After she left, we took Sarah in as
our daughter and have gone to great lengths to get her medical support, but we
are financially challenged.

“We are therefore
happy and grateful that Vodafone Healthline came to our rescue. God richly
bless Vodafone for their support and for especially taking away the stigma that
was associated with my daughter’s condition. Thank you, Vodafone Ghana.’’

Vodafone Ghana,
through the Healthline programme, according to the statement, supported and
transformed the lives of hundreds of Ghanaians who went through different
surgeries for life-threatening conditions including; hydrocephalus, cataract,
hernia, fibroids and heart-related problems.

It also educated and
demystified various myths on health related conditions.

“Vodafone Healthline
is shown on UTV on Mondays at the 2100 hours, TV3 on Sundays at the 1500 hours,
Adom TV on Saturdays at 2030 hours, TV Africa on Saturday at 1730 hours and on
Family TV on Sundays at 2000 hours.”