Give the Gift of FOCOS: Transform a Life Today
The FOCOS Patient Sponsorship Fund was created to offer financial assistance to patients in need of surgery at the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in Ghana. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the FOCOS team is able to complete hundreds of life saving surgeries each year. Sadly, thousands more patients are in need of help.
Surgeries performed at the FOCOS Orthopedic Hospital in Ghana cost an average of $20,000 compared to the hundreds of thousands for the same surgery in the United States.
FOCOS is proud to share the completion of another successful surgery!
Thank you to everyone who supported Portia’s Surgery
Portia is a 21-year-old young woman who was born in Mampong Akwapim in the Eastern region of Ghana. Portia, whose mother is deceased, is the second of three children and was supported her older brother. After graduating from high school, Portia worked as a trader buying and selling simple goods. She enjoys reading and singing and hopes to one day become a nurse.
Portia was diagnosed with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and has dealt with the debilitating progression of her scoliosis since the age of 16. She came to the FOCOS hospital in November 2016 and after seeing Dr. Boachie-Adjei at FOCOS, she was placed in a halo traction for 3 weeks. It was not untill then that she was finally ready for surgery. Dr. Boachie-Adjei performed a posterior spinal fusion along with several other procedures to correct her scoliosis.
We are happy to report that Portia is doing quite well post-operatively. She has improved significantly in her curvature. She is working towards fulfilling her dreams of going back to school to become a nurse. She is very grateful to have been able to get medical care from FOCOS and her health, self-esteem and confidence have improved tremendously.
Thank you to all of the FOCOS surgeons, nurses, staff and donors who have helped give Portia a new life!
You can also make a general donation to support our work
YOUR SUPPORT ENABLES FOCOS CONTINUE ITS MISSION TO PROVIDE QUALITY ORTHOPEDIC CARE TO PATIENTS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. TOGETHER WE CAN HELP THE WORLD STAND TALL.