Jenny is two years old and lives in Takoradi, one of the major cities in Ghana. Her mother, Patience, wanted to share Jenny’s story to help improve access to treatment for children with cancer in developing countries:
Jenny and her mother spent four months in hospital and visited other medical centres in search of support. After months of treatment and multiple scans Jenny’s condition continued to deteriorate. She was eventually transferred to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH), which is supported by World Child Cancer, where she was diagnosed with eye cancer and received chemotherapy and radiology treatment.
Following her diagnosis, Jenny underwent surgery and was due to return home but still required skin grafting treatment. The next worry for Patience was how the family would afford it.
After completing her treatment process, Jenny is now back at home with her family but still returns to the hospital for regular check ups. Children like Jenny face financial barriers to treatment on a daily basis. With your support, we can reach more of the poorest and most vulnerable families of children with cancer around the world. Just £100 covers six months’ transport costs to and from hospital for a child with cancer. You can give the gift of growing up today.