Dr Alfred Aidoo is a Resident Doctor at the Komfo Anokye Hospital and social media is calling him an angel and a hero for showing act of kindness to a dying mother and her daughter who lives miles away in California.
Dr Aidoo’s story came to light after Katie Stakolich, whose mother passed about six months ago shared her story on Facebook and thanked Dr Aidoo for his simple acts kindness.
“On November 7th my mom was in a serious car accident in Ghana. Sadly, she passed away 5 weeks later from her injuries. I know how much Alfred wanted to save my mom. Some days it seemed like he was with her for 24 hours,” she said.
Katie’s mother had been leaving in Ghana for a year before the accident occurred.
“The night my mom passed away Alfred called me and said I needed to talk to mom. He put me on his speaker phone and held it up to her ear. I was able tell her how much we all loved her and how proud I was to call her my mom. She was finally living life on her terms. I told her it was ok for her to go to heaven and that we will be ok.”
Katie’s mother passed away while she spoke with her on the phone and holding Dr Aidoo’s hands.
“I wish every day that I could have been the one holding her hand. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to be by my mom’s side in her last moments on this earth. This is just one of the many things he did for me and my family.”
“This has been a very hard year for my family we have had 3 deaths in 13 months all unexpected and tragic. So for Alfred Aidoo and the people of Ghana to help my family a world away is absolutely amazing.”
Dr Aidoo continued to help Katie even after her mother passed. The next challenge after Katie’s mother died was how to get her mother’s ashes to the United States.
“It took almost 6 months for us to get our mothers ashes. This would have never happened without Alfred. I know how much time and hard work he put into making this happen. It was not easy with us being so far away.”
“There can be so much bad in this world. There is also good and really great people,” Katie said.
After Katie shared her story on Facebook, a lot of people sent messages thanking her for sharing the story and commending the Doctor for helping Katie’s family when they needed help the most.