Kwame Amanfoh is from Ghana and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He works for Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat as an ophthalmologist technologist. Twice a year he travels back to Ghana for three months and runs Victory Vision Care.
He does not charge for eye examinations and only a tiny fee for glasses. On some occasions I have seen him give glasses free to people.
He is incredibly generous and kind, and many people who would not be able to afford glasses now have improved vision because of his charity clinic.
Seven years ago Gifty Andoh was using drops in her eyes for the condition glaucoma. She would buy her drops every two weeks from a local hospital. She had reasonably good sight and could see everything. One Friday she went and bought her drops. The senior eye nurse said they were from a different supplier but the same as her old ones. After using the prescribed drops three times over a twenty four hours period she was blind. She had twin daughters who were twelve when this happened. She went to several doctors in different towns and the prognosis was the same each time. Her eyes were ruined. In Ghana there is no compensation in anyway for such an occurrence, or government help. For seven years she has had to depend on her husband or children.
Yesterday I told Kwame about Gifty and he said bring her in to see me. He discovered she had a very small tunnel of sight in her right eye. The left eye was sightless. He tried several prescription lenses on her and then the miracle occurred. After seven sightless years Gifty could read letters on the wall chart. When we first arrived and he asked her about herself she told Kwame I would just like to see my girls. Her wish was granted today. In bright sunlight she described what Zenita her daughter was wearing in detail and then she hugged her. It was a very heartwarming moment for Elder Wood and I, Kwame and Zenita.
Kwame has arranged for Gifty to have prescription glasses made and Zenita and I chose pretty red ones for her. A small miracle today in Techiman and some very happy people.
Zenita, Gifty Andoh with her gorgeous new glasses provided by Kwame, and Kwame on the right.