Family and friends of Sarah Kuffuor are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with Catastrophic Illness.
Sarah has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.
For more information, please contact Help Hope Live at 800.642.8399.
Thank you for your support!
Sarah Kuffuor is a happy and positive 30-year-old young lady, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. Sarah was born a premie at 30 weeks, due to a fall her mother sustained while pregnant with her. She was rushed to the hospital where she had to wait for her husband to arrive with their insurance card before the hospital would treat her so precious time was lost. It was revealed that the amnio sac had ruptured so emergency cesarean was performed and Sarah was delivered weighing only 3 lbs.
After 3 weeks at the NICU, Sarah finally came home to begin her most challenging and uphill battle of life. Sarah is cherished by her family as they struggle daily to give her social opportunities and advocate for her. Sarah has endured countless surgeries and continues to see Medical Specialists frequently. She receives Physical Therapy weekly. Her life has been a fight for her as well as her family. She needed special help for her care from Para-pros and home healthcare workers. She also needed handicap accessible transportation and special equipment for her activities of daily life. Her parents had to fight tooth and nail to get Sarah the help she needed and it took a toll on them emotionally and financially. Getting help through the system is a difficult process and finding out all the information about the help that is available is like putting puzzle pieces together and some are still missing.
Due to her parents’ determination Sarah thrives and enjoys a high quality of life. She was educated and got on the school bus every day in her power-chair ready to face her day. She is an audible learner and has a remarkable vocabulary. While in school, Sarah played soccer and was active in the chorus. She had many friends and enjoyed social activities. She graduated from North Gwinnett High School with a Special Education Diploma. She then attended The Monarch ADAPT School where she studied life skills. Sarah has always dreamt of working but, due to the severity of her handicap, it has not been possible to have a traditional job so, she started a business selling Shea Butter to her friends and family.
In 2000, Sarah’s family was able to purchase a new van with a wheelchair lift, allowing her the opportunity to go to her numerous Doctors’ appointments in her Power Wheelchair. Well, the van is 18years old now and a new one is necessary because of the frequent breakdowns and repairs that the van requires. Her parents cannot afford one right now as the family is experiencing major financial hardships.
On top of Sarah’s disability, her older brother, Solomon, suffers from a blood disorder, Sickle Cell Anemia, and her Mom, Joyce is battling blindness, due to Glaucoma. Her Dad, Asenso, spends most of his time with Solomon in the hospital when he is in Sickle Cell Crisis, which is quite frequent.
Sarah is in a dare need of a new van because her brand new Power Wheelchair does not fit into the van since the chair is too high. (Please see enclosed pictures)
She has been forced to continue using the old wheelchair, which is no longer suitable for her posture.
Sarah enjoys taking on responsibilities by helping her family in any way that she is able to. She contributes to the family by doing the grocery shopping, picking up medications from the drug store and running errands with the support of her devoted caregiver, Nora Fitzpatrick. Sarah loves shopping at Walmart and Sam’s Club and enjoys going to the library. Sarah sells her Shea butter to her friends and neighbors in the community and does her own transactions at the bank.
Your contribution will help change Sarah’s life by her being able to make all her medical appointments, and also, be active in her community.
We thank you in advance and pray that you are blessed and replenished in all that you generously gave.
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