The family of the deceased Akua Adoma Ofori, a female Ghanaian teenage
student who was flown to the USA to seek medical treatment for a tumor
lodged in her brain has established a foundation; The Akua Adoma
Memorial Hope Foundation, in her memory. The sole objective of the
foundation will be to provide medical assistance to young children in
need of critical surgery from complications in the brain. Akua passed
away on July 24 2011, in Pennsylvania (PA) USA.

According to Akua’s brother; Kwame Asante Ofori, his sister underwent
successful surgery in Pennsylvania’s York Hospital after friends and
other well-wishers embarked on a fund raising effort to obtain money
for her surgery. A year after Akua’s passing, members of her family,
friends and well wishers both in Ghana and the USA decided
establishing The Akua Adoma Memorial Hope Foundation:?is going to be a permanent
representation of what Adoma stood for, which was her strength and
zeal to hang on to life in spite of her difficult ailment.

In an interview on a local Ghanaian TV station:?the mother of the deceased
said the foundation in conjunction with other NGO’s and benevolent
organizations and individuals will seek to provide help to children in
need of dire medical attention but can not afford the costs involved.
Akua’s mother; Juliana Ofori, made a passionate plea to the government
of Ghana to get involved with the work of the foundation by helping to
create more awareness about the dangers of brain tumors and to also
help raise funds for the provision of the necessary facilities that
the country’s health institutions need to detect such complicate
diagnosis as tumors in the brain.

Akua’s mother was thankful to all those who helped in diverse ways to
fly her late daughter to the United States for treatment and
specifically mentioned the York Hospital in Pennsylvania and the Casa
Corazone, an organization that helps to bring Latin American children
who are in critical need of surgery to the USA for treatment. She was
impressed by the fact that Casa Corazone decided to make an exception
in her late daughter’s case by making her one of the very few children
they brought into the USA that was not from Southern America.

Kwame Asante Ofori, also a brother of the deceased, was so full of
gratitude towards fellow students and tutors of the Bucknell
University, members of the Ghanaian community in the USA especially in
Pennsylvania, who helped in diverse ways to make sure Adoma received
the best of everything while she was living her last days. The family
was also grateful for prayers and support received from various high
schools, especially the Achimota High School which is Adoma’s alma

“We want to make sure that in the future, children who are facing
similar medical conditions like Adoma did do not end up dying for lack
of treatment, faccilities or financial capability” says the late
Akua’s mother; Juliana Ofori as he tried to explain the reason behind
the establishment of The Akua Adoma Memorial Hope Foundation. Find out
more about this foundation on Facebook:

Adoma was laid to rest at the Osu cemetery located inside Ghana’s
capital city of Accra. Prior to that, her funeral service was held at
the International Central Gospel Church at Abossey Okai, also in
Accra, Ghana. Both events occurred on August 19, 2011.


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