A delegation from Ghana Education Service led by the Human Resource Manager at Kwaebibirem Municipal Education Directorate Mr. Emmanuel Justice Nkrumah has visited Sophia Fomefa Dzorledzie, a teacher hospitalized at Korle Bu teaching hospital over brain tumor .
Other members of the delegation were; Mr Stephen Osei Denkyira, Chairman for Kwaebibirem/Denkyembour GNAT, who doubles as the Chairman for Conference of Heads of Basic Schools (COHBS) in Kwaebibirem, Madam Gladys Oduro, the SISO for Asuom GES Circuit, Mr Enoch Kwasi Wiafe, the Head of the Asuom Methodist Basic School, where Sophia teaches and Mr Francis Ken Ankrah, the PRO for Kwaebibirem COHBS and the Head of Bomso M/A JHS .
The visit on Wednesday April 19,2023 was to show love and support to the female teacher on her sick bed.
Sophia was diagnosed of brain tumor but due to financial challenges was unable to get medical intervention.
Publications by Bryt FM and other social media platforms helped to raise some GHC 14,500.00 which were presented to enable her undergo surgery.
Sophia Fomefa Dorledzie, a teacher at Asuom Methodist Basic School actually needed Ghc53,000 for surgery.
According to medical doctors at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra , Ghc53,000 will be required for her surgery.
A brain tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the brain.
The anatomy of the brain is very complex, with different parts responsible for different nervous system functions.
Brain tumors can develop in any part of the brain or skull, including its protective lining, the underside of the brain (skull base), the brainstem, the sinuses and the nasal cavity, and many other areas.
According to medics, different parts of the brain control different functions, so brain tumor symptoms will vary depending on the tumor’s location. For example, a brain tumor located in the cerebellum at the back of the head may cause trouble with movement, walking, balance and coordination. If the tumor affects the optic pathway, which is responsible for sight, vision changes may occur.
In general, the most common symptoms of a brain tumor may include: Headaches,Seizures or convulsions, difficulty thinking, speaking or finding words,personality or behavior changes, weakness, numbness or paralysis in one part or one side of the body, loss of balance, dizziness or unsteadiness, loss of hearing,vision changes, confusion and disorientation,memory loss.