Mary Tweneboah: Sickle Cell Patient

Project Description
Mary Tweneboah is 17 years old. The team came in contact with her on 26th December 2020 at Bekwai-Fawoman in the Ashanti Region of Ghana during our Christmas project. Her mother is late and she lives with her grandmother. She was taken to Bekwai Municipal hospital on Tuesday 26th JANUARY 2021. They conducted a series of tests on her and found out that she is a newly diagnosed Sickle cell patient (hereditary) complicated by HEPATOSPLEENOMALLY & Amenorrhoea with MODERATE ASCITIS, has low blood and has never menstruated ever since she was born.

She was taken to H-SMATT MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS and KOMFO ANOKYE TEACHING HOSPITAL on 26th & 27th January for ABDOMINAL CT SCAN. We were able to raise 1,160 Ghana cedis (164 euros) for the scan. From the results, there is indicative of hepatomegaly (enlargement of liver). Liver disease is suspected or other cancers like Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Per the tests, the doctor cannot confirm there is a Carcinoma since no biopsy has been done but her liver is impaired. Liver impairment can be dangerous.

The doctors later told us her case cannot be cured. She is currently on medication and even though the doctors have said their own but God has the final say. She has been on medication for months now and she is getting better by His Grace. We cannot give on her because of her situation. All what she needs now is palliative care. The team visited her on 1st May 2021 with food items, her medication and other things.