A family of 19-year old girl is appealing to the public to support their daughter to undergo kidney transplant.
Akurugu Assibi needs $45, 000 to undergo the kidney transplant abroad.
Assibi has end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or chronic kidney failure in the last four years.
The family says they have now run out of money on them and is now looking to the public for support.
Assibi was diagnosed with the disease in 2020 at Tamale Teaching hospital after several failed attempts to treat her.
She experience physical pains, difficulty breathing and walking.
Mother of the girl, Amotbo Tijani, says, Assibi’s life now lies in the hands of the public support.
“We can no longer raise up to Ghc5.00 to get food for her and other siblings.”
Mrs Amotbo and her husband are farmers at Googo in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region.
They get their livelihood from subsistence farming, but things have been difficult since Assibi became sick.
“We have sold bags of rice, groundnut, maize and also shea nuts for her medical bills.” She says.
The family spends about Ghc1, 400.00 every week on Assibi’s medication.
“I don’t know what anymore,” Father, Akparibo TIJANI.
Mr. Tijani is appealing to benevolent organizations to come to our support.
By Mahmud Mohammed-Nurudeen