Mr X's Story
The following is a testimony of a person who we were able assist in getting the surgery he needed. Read his account below.
"In June 1997, I noticed a swelling just above my left buttock so I bought an ointment and soap to smear on it. It was not painful.After a while I realized that it was getting bigger so I wanted to do something about it. I saw a pastor and he said it was there as a result of a witches' spell and that to break the spell would cost me GHcedis 200($100).
I sought financial assistance from politicians by going to their various offices but to no avail. I then resorted to writing letters for help. A friend of mine helped me to put my pictures of the lump on the internet so that I could get help from foreigners.That didn't help either-I didn't get any response.
Finally a friend recommended a radio presenter to me and asked that I go to see him. He gave me the address of the Radio Station:Sweet Melodies, and gave the presenter’s name as Yoofi. I went to the Sweet Melodies Fm Station and narrated my plight to him. Immediately I removed my shirt he screamed "Jesus"! He made a call and asked me to follow him. We went over to meet a doctor called Dr. Naabea Enin. She said it could be operated on so I need not to worry about it too much.I started to meet the doctors who were going perform the surgery and they examined me.
I underwent the surgery on the 5th of March 2012. One of the pastors told me that immediately I allowed a knife to be used on me I would die but to the Glory of God I went through the surgery successfully. "I am a happy man now"."
The full cost of labs and work-up for surgery, the surgery cost and some post-op medication cost was borne by the Help the Helpless Charity.