Paschalina Anutua Adaamba
Spine Surgery - Accra, Ghana
My name is Paschalina Anutua Adaamba. I was born with a spine deformity which nearly made me paralyzed, but for the timely intervention of FOCOS who performed surgery on me in April 2002, I would have been sitting in a wheelchair.
FOCOS has treated about four to five thousand people in my condition over the years. These include children and adults from the ages two to ninety years and continue to do so for many other patients in Ghana, Africa and the world at large.
There are many more who need the services of FOCOS but are less privileged because of one reason or the other. The African continent is one of the poorest in the world, hence the cost of treatment for spinal deformities tend to be higher for many people in the sub region who cannot feed themselves with three square meals a day, how much more for good health. It takes a life time savings of an average Ghanaian worker’s income to be able to afford a quality health as the one provided by FOCOS.
I would like to use this opportunity to say a very big thank you to Dr. Oheneba Boachie, FOCOS volunteers and the entire FOCOS board for a good work done. Not forgetting the Donors of FOCOS who want to put a smile on the faces of patients and open up a bright future to them.