Ghanaian Businessman and Philanthropist, popularly known as IBRAH, has intervened for 10-year-old Jacqueline Owusu, based in the Upper East region, who is suffering from a rare genetic condition that resulted in the swelling of the right side of her body.
The girl who happens to be the only child of her parents also has other health disorders that makes processing food regularly in her system problematic.
This timely gesture was made by Mr. Ibrah through The IBRAH CHARITY FUND (ICF), after photos and appeal for support were made public.
Mr. Ibrah is one of the biggest forex traders at the central business district of Tudu and Cow Lane in Accra and also has several businesses spread across the country and abroad.
The genetic disorder caused by the mutations in the SLC12A3 gene of little Jacqueline could be treated in India, but at a whooping cost of $25,000 or GHC115,000.
Her parents Mr. and Mrs. Owusu who are peasant farmers from Upper East Yidongo Village, could not afford surgical treatment of the little girl.
The mother wept when she heard the cost involved since they could barely survive each month from the little harvest they make from their vegetable farms.
Now to the inside story:
November 2017 was the first time they visited Accra in the last 20 years. They brought their daughter to seek treatment for Gitelman Syndrome at the Korle-bu teaching hospital.
“We have tried several herbal treatments and visited dozens of herbal centers across the country, but the situation keeps getting worse, thus our trip to Accra to seek medical attention’’ was the response from the sobbing mother when quizzed about the condition of her only child.
They have lost hope and thought their daughter will continue suffering till she dies until luck struck them and Mr. Ibrah a very wealthy and popular young businessman (Forex currency trader) based in Ghana with several other businesses heard of their predicament and decided to sponsor the entire trip and treatment of ten-year-old Jacqueline in India.
He was really touched by their story and couldn’t help it when he saw her pictures prior to meeting her (Jacqueline) in person. He pleaded anonymity before the donation because he is a very private person and does not want publicity for his gestures.
But we at Dantata Group think otherwise and will wish all Ghanaian join us together with the Owusu’s to thank Mr. Ibrah for such a gesture and pray Almighty God continue to bless him and keep touching his heart to extend more of such aid to needy and deserving families. We believe such benevolence should be publicly commended to encourage or motivate other wealthy individuals in the country to spread some of their wealth to benefit of the poor masses.