Philip is the third born child of his parents and lives, since the father left the family, with his mother and three siblings in a village called Awutu Mfafo in Ghana's Central Region, where he attends school.
Philip has not been in the best of his health since birth, but his family could not afford any medical treatment for him due to their financial situation. His health suffered under the family’s conditions and got worse over time due to the shortage of a balanced diet and clean drinking water. The Ascites evolved from malnutrition as one of the main factors.
Williams Yirenkyi, the founder of the Ghanaian NGO Inspire Global Ideas, happened to notice Philip whiles he was visiting a neighbouring village and immediately decided to befriend him. The same day Philip was taken to a nearby hospital for a first checkup. A few days later he was admitted at a hospital in the nearest town Agona Swedru for further medical examination.
The fist diagnoses should now be reviewed at the more specialised Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. Fellow-up examinations and further cost at the Korle-Bu Hospital are not yet set. The incidental costs include, among other things, transport costs, provision and primary costs for medical treatment. We announce with great pleasure that donations have already covered the first hospital bills from Agona Swedru Hospital.
But Philip further depends on our help to live a healthy life in future. Help us to achieve our goal.
Each donation, no matter the amount is received with thankful hands and indeed a blessing to Philips life.
Our appeal for funds is supported and coordinated by a wonderful german NGO called Let Doctors Fly e.V. Therefore, donations can be feeless sent to Let Doctors Fly e.V. via bank transfer or Paypal.
We say thank you and readily available to answer any upcoming questions.