Eastern FM saves 10yr old Asare from dying needlessly
By: Isaac Akwetey-Okunor
The primary objective of the media establishment is to entertain, educate and inform, however, media houses and practitioners, in recent times, have gone beyond their immediate goal, as they offer various forms of life support to their viewers, readers and listeners.
One of the media houses in the Eastern Region, Eastern FM, the first private radio station in the Eastern Region, through timely intervention, has saved the life of a 10 year old Class Two pupil of the Amanhe District Assembly Primary School in the Akuapem North.
As part of its corporate social responsibility, the station has donated an undisclosed amount of money to enable young Yaw Asare to have an operation.
The donation was through the instrumentality of Mr. Isaac Boamah, morning show host of the
station, when he received information that the parents of the young boy could not raise GH¢400 to cater for the hospital bill of the boy.
Mr. Boamah used his medium to appeal to listeners in the region to solicit financial support to ensure that the Amanhe DA pupil regains his health.
Generosity, which Ghanaians are noted for, was shown as listeners from all walks of life and social positions donated their widow’s mite towards the worthy cause.
Speaking to the File shortly after the presentation, Mr. Boamah said he was touched by the plight of the boy, considering the fact that he could possibly fall into the situation of the parents, hence his efforts to immediately raise the money.
Meanwhile, Asare, who was admitted to the Koforidua Government Hospital on March 23, this year, according to information, was initially diagnosed with abdominal mass, which later developed to epigastria mass.
Further tests proved that he was suffering from liver cancer, but his parents were not having money for the operation.
He has since been referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for the operation, and information indicates that he is responding to treatment, but still needs about GH¢3,000 to see him through.
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