Actress Adopts Korle-Bu Playhouse

A Ghanaian actress and founder of The Blood Foundation (TBF), Angela Jones Boahemaa, has declared her Foundation’s interest to adopt and stock the Playhouse of the Pediatric Oncology (Cancer) Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

Miss Boahemaa, who is also the proprietress of Real Collections, Accra, Ghana and CEO of Dream Big Productions, made the disclosure when she presented stationery, toys, Christmas cookies and lunch packs to children on admission at the Oncology ward on Christmas day.

She explained that the Foundation’s decision to adopt the Playhouse, which at present lacks a number of resources, was inspired by the long periods many of the children spend on admission thereby creating a boring situation for them. She added that such a situation was likely to retard their rate of recovery.

The actress was happy that such a move by The Blood Foundation would no doubt break the monotony that had characterized the place and help bring smiles on the faces of parents who have to sit by the bedsides watching over their children; it would also actively engage the children at the same time.

Miss Boahemaa, who is also a script writer for TV series and was accompanied on the mission by Kwaku Ofosu of Vodafone, personally distributed lunch packs and hampers to the children and shared pleasantries with them.

Expressing her appreciation to TBF for the donations, Principal Nursing Officer, Department of Child Health Pediatric Oncology Unit of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Enyo Afi Bosomprah, appealed to well-meaning Ghanaians to sponsor a patient at the ward.

She explained that 80% of the patients on admission fall within the vulnerable group whose parents/guardians cannot afford to pay for investigations towards the process for treatment.

She also urged parents/guardians to seek early treatment for their children/wards rather than wait for their conditions to develop into a critical state, adding that childhood cancer is curable.

Mrs.Bosomprah further appealed for a vehicle for the Unit for use on its rural outreach care programmes.

By Solomon Ofori

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