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Cancer-Ridden Ghanaian Boy Gets to Be in a Plane for his Last Wish

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Ghanaian Boy Cancer_Delta Airlines_2016 1A cancer-stricken boy in Ghana got his dream granted when he got to enter an airplane.

According to several comments and this report below, it seems his parents have given up on treatment options because they cannot afford it, so getting this treat is one of the events to soften the pain of his last days.

Truly heartbreaking, especially as Yen Ghana reports the parents have given up, rebuffing donations from well wishers.

In The Cockpit

In The Cockpit

According to Yen Ghana,

A cancer-stricken boy, who has been told by doctors that he may die anytime soon after his parents failed to fund his treatment, has made one last wish before his death.

The boy who has been suffering from a protracted cancer and has been told by medical doctors that nothing can be done to save him, asked nurses of an undisclosed major hospital in Accra to drive him to the Kotoka International Airport so he can sit in a plane before his date with death.

The nurses granted his wish and drove him in an ambulance to the Airport where he had the opportunity to sit in a Delta Airlines flight and took photographs with the cabin crew.Ghanaian Boy Cancer_Delta Airlines_2016 2

According to the nurses, parents of the child are fed up and depressed and are only awaiting the young boy’s death.

According to information picked up the boy was kept at home because the parents could not afford the cost of the treatment.

Several advances made by benevolent citizens to help the young boy have been turned down by the parents.

44 Comments

  1. @BlaqKhaleesi

    February 4, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    I’m don’t easily get emotional but this right here made me cry 🙁

    • @BlaqKhaleesi

      February 4, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      meant ” I “

    • Caligula

      February 4, 2016 at 3:00 pm

      This is so heartbreaking… Pray if & when we ever go through hard times, our parents & families don’t give up on us. They’ve given up on him… It is well

    • Caligula

      February 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      If this was Amerrica, this is one of those situations where the parents would be stripped of their parental rights & the government would take over his care. If it is true that they’ve given up on him, they’re sad and pathetic. Shame on them for being so selfish!!

    • Me

      February 5, 2016 at 10:17 pm

      Bella saying “Cancer stricken” is a bit inapriopriate. There are milder ways of putting it without using the word “stricken” cancer in itself is too strong and doesn’t require any more stronger word
      My opinion though

  2. Gerry

    February 4, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Heartbreaking! But why will the parents give up on treatment? God forbid my child was in a similar condition, I would fight to the end

    • Naiz Wan

      February 4, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Yes, God forbid that your child be in a similar condition. So easy for you to sit down there and judge his parents for giving up like you have an idea of what they’ve been through or the details of his condition.

  3. Le coco

    February 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Oh dear… why r the parents giving up? accept the help please…. the look on the lil boys face.. He looks defeated.. I want to be happy that he is being granted his last wish.. thanks to the airline and nurses bt I wish it ddnt have to be his last…

  4. chris

    February 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Quite touching. He is a brave lad though

  5. Baby girl

    February 4, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Pls how can i donate to this boy?

  6. Life..Vani

    February 4, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Oh God Almighty! I give you all the glory.

    Things may not be all great and perfect but that your for little miracles and mercies. Thank you for this little boy’s life, the people in his life that made his ‘last wish’ come through.

    Oh God, You alone know, You are Great, and your will shall be done.

    His ‘last wish’ was to be in an airplane… things we take for granted, things we feel entitled for… Sigh.

    God Help me be Better.

  7. Mama Saffron

    February 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    As a mother this made me cry. I wish they could have taken off and let him experience flying. Sitting is not enough. Do, we have make a wish foundation in Nigeria or Ghana. It needs to be set up. His parents must have gotten to the point where they have run out of the currency of hope. No one should blame them from receiving donations. Sometimes the best you can do for a sick person is to let them go peacefully and not struggle. It will be harder on his body than the pain you will feel as a parent. So he stops suffering. God’s speed little one. I hope the angels receive you to the place where there is no more pain and suffering.

  8. nene

    February 4, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    this is so sad. and you can see he’s not happy. may God grant him strength in his last days and also his family and friends.

  9. busybee

    February 4, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    this made me cry. so painful. the look in the boy’s eyes says it all.

  10. Ebere

    February 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Heartbreaking…….

  11. Akos

    February 4, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    As a Ghanaian this made me so emotional when i read it two days ago. I pray God lets him live. At his age he should be enjoying football with his mates (Ghanaian boys his age are all about football and nothing else but football – they know and have memorized the names of every single player from MANU, to CHELSEA to ARSENAL – ask any 6 yr boy in ghana they will tell you all 🙂 ) – I understand their parents have run out of money but i hope this publicity he has gotten will open some door of opportunity for him. Just like Nigeria there are many millionaires in ghana but all they do is feel proud driving their SUV and expensive cars on our potholed ridden rodes. Most African Rich and Wealthy people do not care..

    We are prayerful nation and all we can do is pray for his survival. With God anything is possible

    THINGS WE TAKE FOR GRANTED

    Over the christmas popular and rich former sports man deion sanders ” refused to give his teenage sons any christmas gifts, because they went over to visit their mom Pillar (deion sanders and ex wife Pillar are divorce – nasty divorce) and Pillar allowed them to have their ear pierced when Dieon had warned them not to get their ear pierced, any way these two spoiled teenagers came on instagram and twitter whining how their father did not even give them a christmas present. I had no choice but to go on their pages and cuss their spoiiled lil brat ass out. American kids think having Christmas present is a RIGHT. I really hope i dont have to raise my kids here in america when i start a family. They are the most spoiled brats on the planet, This poor Ghanaian guy doesnt even have money for treatment and you talking about presents

    • Ada

      February 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      . So we are not are entitled to our own issues because people are suffering in the world?

    • concernedNigerian

      February 4, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      you know!! allow me to READ YOU YOUR MIRANDA RIGHTS hunny!!!

      first things first, you are a he/she goat. This young boy is based in Ghana and not America, so please why are you dragging americans?? Are Dieon/Pillar Sanders kids any different from Davido., Deinde Fernandez daughters, naija over pampered kids, etc that display their immaturity on social media?? Please get ur life boo!

      Secondly, the American society that you diss soo much has shown us that they have better family values than your Naija or Ghana, based on this story. American parents will go to the grave before they dismiss any help for their cancer stricken child.

      If you notice in the picture/ story, it was “Americans” that allowed the child experience his last wishes. “Americans” made his dream come through not Ghanains or Nigerians. Hunny just shut it and get lost.

      Say what you want about americans but sweetie you will never see them allow a dying child go to wasted.

      AFRICANS invest in YOUR Future. Children are the future, dont allow their dreams die!!!

    • GizaPyramids

      February 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

      Dear concernedNigeria

      Why draw comparisons and why drag your poor perception of Nigeria into such an emotional issue?

      Please note that every country in the world has its fair share of ups and downs, good and bad situations.There is no perfect place or nation!

      If you do not have anything worthwile to say about the country you choose to be affiliated with as a “Concerned Nigerian” then say nothing at all. Constructive criticism would have been welcome but this was neither the place not the time for that. Stay focused!

  12. Akos

    February 4, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Caligula what your judgemental bitchass needs to do is shut up your stinking stupid mouth talking about his parents have given up on him. do you know what they have been throough selling all their belongings just to help him survive. When you read story on the internet and you dont know the whole details what you really need to do is SHUT THE F- UP and dont say what you dont know. Nonsense, Nkwasiasem. Which parent on this planet who loves their kid will give up on him.

    • Caligula

      February 4, 2016 at 5:37 pm

      Eeyah Akos, your entire family are BitchAsses.. ;). Are you angry or is it that you can’t express yourself like a sensible human being without expressing yourself like a mentally demented person?

      Anyways, back to my point. If people are offering money towards his treatment and they’re refusing it, they’re giving up on him.

  13. Honeycrown

    February 4, 2016 at 4:18 pm

    So sad! The things we take for granted. I wish he got to fly but I don’t know the situation. Maybe he was not given a health clearance to fly? The parents should still give him a fighting chance regardless of the prognosis.

  14. omonaija

    February 4, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I wept like a baby…..so dishearthening, hearthbreaking story, very sad.

  15. Cancel Reply

    February 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I wll not cry. I will not cry!! Sigh… This is too sad.

  16. X-Factor

    February 4, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Dear BN and Family,
    It is not enough to feel emotional or cry about this. All I see is the beautiful future of a potential pilot who currently is a dying boy. Dear BN and family, I guess this is one chance to stand together and make a positive change outside of the beauty, pomp and pageantry of the social circus. From the media standpoint, is there any possibility of influencing this situation and possibly raising funds to save his life. The poor boy still has some chance of living, he still got breathe in his nostrils, God still works miracles an we can still play our part no matter how little

    NB
    If you know any of the INFLUENCERS in Ghana, can we please let’s start twitting at them, calling them over the phone or sending them E mails( I just did) to draw their attention to this. (For whatever it’s worth). He deserves to live. I am not particularly sure of his safety in the custody of parents who have already given up on him
    Please can we all make our little efforts in our little space.

    • Adwoa

      February 5, 2016 at 10:01 am

      X-factor! Did you not read the full story??? The parents of the boy say no we should not contribute anything. They are refusing help from other people who offered to help. They say they want their son to go, they have given up. They wont accept our donation.

  17. The real madam

    February 4, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    What sort of parents are these two?
    I know caring for a sick child is both emotionally and physically draining but you don’t throw in the towel just because you are tired and frustrated!

    It’s a fight for your child’s life…. Not some silly venture you dabbled in and it didn’t work out

    Get out of that depressed funk and get back to fighting!!!
    It ain’t over till it’s over dammit!!!!

    Unless the child who is a minor in this case requests no further treatment why would the parents condemn him to such fate???

    Where are children protective services in Ghana??? Or some child advocate organization??

    Abeg, someone needs to step in because these two are not fit to be parents! It seems more like an issue of ego on the part of the parents! So you can’t afford the treatment and people are reaching out yet you are turning down helping hands…..#madness

    What is the cancer stage? What survival rate did the Physician give him? And what kind of cancer are we talking about here Bella?

    Thing is, with cancer, the longer you wait, the more cancerous cells metastasize and lower your chance of survival. So I am really dreading the effect of this decision made by his parents.

    Abeg, Bella let us know if the family changes thier mind and are ready for donations.
    Every child deserves to be advocated for….regardless of his/her economic standing.

  18. prince

    February 4, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    Anything is possible. Take that child to Night of Bliss Tomorrow with Pastor Chris right there in Accra and I can assure you a million percent that he will come out of the meeting totally healed. #nothingisimpossiblewithGod #Godcandoanything #Godneverfails

  19. Caligula

    February 4, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    NOW – this is the most sensible response here today. Can we please try to do something for this sweet boy? Find a way to reach out to his family and his doctors…..find out the real deal? You know some doctors don’t even try if they feel the family can’t afford treatment. It ain’t over until it’s over. ??

  20. Ime

    February 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Sweet bright boy,I believe in miracles, signs and wonders… I earnestly pray u will grow up to be pilot and your sitting on this plane now is not your last. God,you walked on water,raised Lazarus from death after three day from the grave,there is absolute nothing that you can not do, please Jesus breath life into this boy,give him life again, I have faith in you and please let your will,only will be done. In Jesus name, Amen.. Oh health is wealth,

  21. Adaeze Writes

    February 4, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Oh my gosh! He looks as though he is in so much pain. Dear, Lord, please heal him. Why are his parents refusing to accept help from people?
    I feel so sad already.

    wwww.adaezewrites.com

  22. toIn

    February 4, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    I believe in God Almighty,nothing is impossible for him to do.He will surely Heal you boy in a complete way!!!Amen

  23. sera

    February 4, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    While I understand the instinct to try to help, I respect the boy’s parents wishes. No one wants to be in their shoes right now.
    Treatments for these types of diseases are so painful and draining. It seems as though the doctors have told them it is terminal so they do not want to drag their son through painful treatments for his remaining days.
    I respect their wish to just let him enjoy his last days with family and thankfully experience some of his dreams – e.g being on a plane.
    May God bless the young boy, his family and all the children out there.

  24. Koffie

    February 4, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    This brought me to tears. The America that someone condemned would have stepped in overriding the rights of the boy’s parents. A part of me feels the world is terrible and the boy would go to a better place where there is no defeat or pain or sorrow. Another part of me wishes Ghana as a people would do something; speak for humanity because every child deserves to live and not have their dreams die with them. The way people of Ghana (celebs and regular folks) cried out for DumSor, this is just as important.
    I should be more thankful for little mercies

  25. C'est Moi

    February 4, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    “Cancer-ridden”?? Really BN?? Could you not come up with a more empathetic caption?

  26. Hazel

    February 5, 2016 at 7:29 am

    He will SURVIVE! And i say this with all my might cos i know how God works when all hope is lost. All have given up on him except God. He will heal him and all around him will know that this must be God!

  27. i believe in miracles

    February 5, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Someone please take him to NIGHT OF BLISS GHANA…. its tonight, Miracles are real, i am a miracle

  28. Candy

    February 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Hmm, are these parents Christians? It’s a pity they fail to know that the God who created this boy can also heal him, no matter what doctors have said. With the great wonders God is doing through men of God even in Ghana, people can afford to give up that easily. Thank God I know about Jesus amd that he is my healer. Poor child, may God see you through.

  29. Maame yaa

    February 5, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    No thats not the story.im a nurse at that hospital.the parents haven’t given up. They couldnt afford the treatment months ago so they took him home and gave up on treatment. It has gotten to a a point that operation cant help only miracle so they dont want any money from people since they guy cant be operated.

  30. Ana

    February 5, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    They couldn’t afford the surgery so they took the guy home months ago. It’s only miracle that can save the guy not operation because the stage he is in critical

  31. Kwaai

    February 5, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Please the story is the boy parents couldn’t afford it.they asked their friends and family but what they raised wasn’t enough so they took him home last year and it is worse now.they bbrought the boy back and the doctors revealed its only miracle that can save him. The nurses were so kind so they granted his last wish. The parents are refusing help because they know money can’t save the boy’s life now only a miracle.

  32. LondonBae

    February 6, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Before we go shouting how pathetic it is that his parents gave up on him please lets remember that not all of us are fortunate to afford financially crippling hospital bills or live in a country where tax payers carry the bill. We should be ashamed of the government that there are no hospitals to offer free treatment to citizens, especially to minors. His parents can not afford the treatment is what the article said.
    When will Africa change is what my heart is pondering on right now. God help us!

  33. Adaugo

    March 23, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Miracle worker, come and do Your miracle today. Let us see Your power flow today. Your Name is Yahweh, You are the miracle working God! God is still in the business of changing lives and doing miracles. You are healed son!!!

  34. Jennifer

    April 4, 2016 at 9:13 am

    This Boy won’t die ,he will live and become a pilot in Jesus name . There is nothing Jesus can not do and this is the time we all needs to remember him in prayers. His life is not in the hands of doctors nor parent but in the hands of the most High God.May he receive his healing right now in Jesus name Amen.

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