Staff of Zenith Bank have raised funds totalling Thirty Four Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHS34,000.00) to support two year old Mabel Adjoa Koomson, who has been diagnosed with Atrioventricular Septal Defect.
The defect causes holes between the chambers of the right and left sides of the heart and poor formation of the valves that control the flow of blood between the chambers.
Doctors recommended a surgical operation in India to save Mabel’s life. Her parents however were unable to raise the total cost of funds needed for the operation.
Staff of the Bank, on hearing Mabel’s plight, rallied together and raised funds to enable Mabel undergo the surgery.
Chidinma Braye-Yankee, Head of Corporate Affairs and Service Delivery at Zenith Bank expressed appreciation to Management and staff of the Bank for their generousity and swift responsiveness to save the life of Mabel. She added that their gesture was a true reflection of Management and staff’s commitment to their corporate social responsibility of giving back to the society in which the Bank operates.
Accepting the funds at a short ceremony at the Bank’s Graphic Road branch, Mabel’s mother, Madam Rebecca Mills, said she was surprised when she received a call informing her of the gesture undertaken by the Bank’s staff. “For two years I have been moving from place to place in search of financial assistance. I managed to raise some funds but faced great difficulty in raising the total sum required for the surgery. One day I came to the Graphic Road branch of Zenith Bank with my daughter Mabel to effect a transaction and the staff immediately noticed something was wrong and enquired about it. I told them about her condition and within a short period, God through the entire staff of Zenith Bank answered my prayers.”
Madam Mills expressed her immense gratitude to management and staff for their act of kindness.