James (10years) shows off his painting of the Ghana flag at the paediatric oncology ward at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra Ghana.
10-year-old James Baawua lived with his mother in Assin Fosu, a town in the Central Region of Ghana. When his grandmother Naomi came for one of her regular visits, she realised her grandson was seriously sick and decided to take him to the Suhum Government Hospital. He was then referred to the Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua. But his condition continued to deteriorate and he was eventually referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He has now been on chemotherapy for three months.
“His condition has greatly improved. I am happy about that,” says Naomi Otua, James’ grandmother.