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Vice President Bawumia donates GH¢10,000 to 13-year-old amputee to support his education and prosthetic leg

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Vice President Bawumia has extended a helping hand to a 13-year-old boy from Nansongdo in the Nanumba North District of the Northern Region, who is in dire need of a prosthetic leg. Frank Jilima had made a plea for financial support in an interview with DAILY GUIDE to cater to his prosthetic leg and other medical expenses at the Tamale Teaching Hospital. His goal is to walk and go back to school to pursue his dream of becoming an engineer in the future.

Dr. Bawumia was touched by Frank’s story and decided to assist him in his small way. Charles Takyi-Boadu, Dean of the Press Corps at the Vice Presidency, presented the GH¢10,000 cash donation on behalf of the Vice President. Frank lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident in 2020, when he was on his way back home from the Chamba community after buying sandals and educational materials to prepare for school. A tricycle rider knocked him down, resulting in his amputation.

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Frank is a talented young boy who creates miniature vehicles, trucks, drones, houses, and airplanes out of cardboard and empty cans. He underwent several treatments, including a recent surgery at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, to amputate his right leg. Despite the challenges, Frank remains determined to achieve his dream of becoming an engineer. He expressed his gratitude to the Vice President, saying, “I will never forget this day and I pray that God will grant Dr. Bawumia his heart’s desires. Frank’s dream of becoming an engineer is possible again and we thank him so much.”

Frank’s father, Mr. Jilima, also thanked the Vice President for his support, saying, “I want to thank Vice President Bawumia for coming to our aid to buy Frank a prosthetic leg and pay for his medical bills as well. In fact, we have used all our savings and did not have anything to continue with the treatment at the hospital.”

The gesture by the Vice President has been received with gratitude and appreciation by the people of Ghana. It is a testament to his commitment to improving the lives of Ghanaians, particularly the vulnerable and marginalized in society.

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