Obuasi-based Fifty 50 Club has responded to a distress call by the family of two-year-old Petra Bimpomaa Adusei, a hole-in-heart patient from Obuasi to undergo heart surgery.
Hole-in-heart, also known as Ventricular Septal Defect, is a heart defect due to an abnormal connection between the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles).
It is a common heart defect most often present at birth, but it can occur in adults after surgery or a heart attack. It involves a hole in the wall between the heart’s lower chambers.
According to the President of the Club , Jacob Edmund-Acquah, they had to intervene to save the life of the little girl who needs urgent medical attention.
He said the family had already gathered GH¢18,000 of the entire amount of GH¢36,000 needed for the surgery.
He said the group decided to support the surgery with GH¢10,000.
This is the second time in a month that Fifty 50 Club is coming to the aid of individuals in distressed situations.
In September this year, the Foundation assisted David Ababio Awuni, a 21-year-old student of KNUST who needed financial support to continue his education and Monica Oware, a 50-year-old widow by assisting her to start a business.
The President expressed gratitude to members of the Club for their generosity.
He said their doors are opened for like-minded people who are interested in joining the Club to support its cause.
“We are ever ready to receive new members who are interested in helping humanity.”
He revealed that the Fifty 50 Club has seen its membership grow over the years as employees of other institutions outside of the AGAG have come to join.
He continued that each member pays a minimum amount of GH¢50.00 at the end of every month and on a quarterly basis, select beneficiaries to receive various forms of financial support.
Founded in July 2020, the Club has made several donations including supporting three kids with heart conditions and setting up three women with trading businesses.
The Club in 2021 alone, has donated an amount of GH¢40,000 to four individuals with varying forms of need.