Social media can be harnessed for a force for good or a tool of destruction.
In the last couple of days, Naa Ashorkor has certainly used it for good.
The TV presenter sent out a call for help to raise money to pay for brain surgery for Tsatsu, a young boy who was on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.
“Please help. I’m at Korle Bu. I met this really cool kid, his name is Tsatsu. Tsatsu needs GHS 22,000 for brain surgery tomorrow,” she posted.
“His parents have only GHS 2,000. They raised this amount over a 2 week period. 2 WEEKS!,” she added.
“If they are unable to raise at least GHS 9,000 tomorrow, the surgery cannot happen – the boy could die. I beg you, if you are able to help, please do eh na this is so heartbreaking,” she added.
A day after, Naa Ashorkor updated that she had raised GHS 31,482 which was a lot more than her goal of raising GHS 22,000.
She said she was paying Tsatsu’s medical bill in full and that the remaining GHS 9,000 will be used as supplement payments of other kids in the neurosurgical department.
Thanks to Naa Ashorkor and the power of social media, Tsatsu and other kids can afford a life-saving surgery.
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