The second phase of surgery for madam Henrietta Amoah who was bathed with acid by her jealous boyfriend, is set to be done today after which two more are expected to be done in the course of her stay in India for the process which has been described by the doctor as extremely sensitive.
The victim and her mother who left the country on Friday 3rd March and after the first surgery, they are currently awaiting three more surgeries which are expected to correct the defects she suffered as a result of the acid attack.
The first phase of the surgery which was done on 4th March in New Delhi-India was successful. The surgery team disclosed that after her grafting, both her upper and lower eye lids are fine now following which she can open and close her eyes now. According to the doctors , the first phase of the surgery was difficult and sensitive.
The tragedy happened 2 year ago whiles Madam Henrietta Amoah (victim)was taking her bath in Osu where she resides, by her boyfriend who doused her with acid. He poured the acid on her face leading her inability to see properly, with her face and head dangerously burnt and deformed.
Listeners who were touched after she narrated her painful ordeal on the award winning “Nsem pii” show hosted by Pastor Nyansa Boakwa, donated an amount of Ghc 50,000 which was used to fly the victim and her mother to India’s capital for her surgery.
Listeners of Happy 98.9 FM, who initially helped to raise $12,500 which was the estimated cost of surgery by the team in India, put together some $6,000 more after Pastor Nyansa Boakwa, host of award winning show “Nsem Pii” had given them a progress report of the surgery.
The second phase of the surgery will start today and after it’s completion, the doctors will update the listeners of Happy FM with her status on Monday.
“Nsem Pii” airs every weekday from 12 -2pm.
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By: Gloria Mark-Ali