Meet Adjo, a football-mad eight-year old from Ghana.
Life has not been easy for Adjo and his mother Felicia in recent times.
Adjo’s father passed away and shortly afterwards Felicia had to resign from her job as a teacher due to her own poor health.
She was forced to leave their family home and she and Adjo moved into a derelict building. Felicia also noticed that Adjo wasn’t his usual self:
He was operated on at Fountain Hospital and later referred to the Paediatric Oncology Unit at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), which is supported by World Child Cancer. It was here that he was given the diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Adjo had been going to school before he became sick and misses his classes – especially reading. He is very sociable and loves playing football with his friends, but new Covid restrictions have limited how much contact he can have with other children on the ward. He says:
When asked about her experience of staying at the hospital with her son for so long, Felicia answered,
With generous support from Love Your Melon, World Child Cancer provides financial help to many vulnerable families like Adjo's so that they are able to cover treatment and transport costs. Financial support can limit the wider damage caused by cancer; it helps reduces treatment abandonment rates and ultimately ensures children receive the treatment they so desperately need.