GHANAIAN ACTRESS Lydia Forson is currently on a begging mission, calling on Ghanaians to help her raise an amount of $36330.
Lydia says she would use the money to save the life of a 2-year-old girl, Kalila Mahama, whose life is at stake as a result of a heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF).
TOF is a complex anatomic abnormality arising from the mal-development of the right ventricular infundibulum and affects children mostly below the age of four.
Kalila Mahama was diagnosed of the TOF earlier this year and doctors say she would suffer a permanent stroke if she is not treated early.
Her parents are yet to raise the cash amount of $36,330 to conduct a surgery on her. The family had tried all they could for the past months to meet that financial obligation but to no avail.
Lydia Forson has therefore taken it upon herself to help the little girl and has embarked on a begging campaign to raise the funds.
“Friends, help me raise $36,330 to save a little girl. She is diagnosed with tetralogy of fallot, a heart condition. The surgery will be done at the Boston Children’s Hospital. Our target date for raising the funds is 25/11/2010. You can send an email to Faiza Iddrisu on Facebook OR call 0244541828 for further information. Bank details are: 1051010077813, GHANA COMMERCIAL BANK, FAIZA IDDRISU. God Bless you all,” is a message the actress is circulating to her friends via her Facebook page.
NEWS-ONE was not able to reach Lydia as at press time yesterday but the paper managed to fish out the mother of the little girl who gave her name as Faiza Iddrisu.
According to Faiza Iddrisu, the deadline for her daughter’s surgery is Friday, November 26 this year. She has thus sent a plea to Ghanaians to help save Kalila’s life.
She also thanked Lydia Forson for her support so far and debunked talks that the actress’s campaign to raise the amount is a scam.
“I need to raise the funds to save my daughter and Lydia is helping me… She is going out of her way to do this for my daughter because there is little time left to save her life. You can verify all this by visiting me at the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General’s Office (Budget Division).
“To everyone who has been supportive in your various ways, God bless you, and to others who think it’s a scam, I can understand your concerns and as stated above, you can verify the authenticity. Know that this is to save my little girl and bashing Lydia with your negative comments is not in any way helping our cause. As stated in her appeal, you can call me and I shall provide you with the answers.”