Newcastle United star pays for woman serving 10 year jail sentence to have essential operation but she dies during surgery
Newcastle winger Christian Atsu is well known for his charity work back in Ghana.
The player believing it is his duty to help out those less fortunate than him, especially in his home country.
Recent times have seen him expand his good deeds, including helping some of those who are in prison in Ghana.
These have included paying money to secure the release of a mother and daughter who had been sentenced to three months in prison, for the offence of ‘taking some leftover corn’ which was worth around £2.
Christian Atsu donating around £200 to set the trio free.
A more serious case saw a 62 year old prisoner in desperate need of an operation.
Atsu once again stepped in, paying for the woman to have the surgery as the prison authorities didn’t have the funds – the woman serving a 10 year sentence for possession of marijuana.
Sadly, the All Africa media organisation report that the female prisoner didn’t survive the operation and has died.
With things sounding pretty desperate in his homeland, encouraging that somebody such as Christian Atsu is doing is best to help, rather than solely enjoying the lifestyle of what people assume to be your typical Premier League player.
A 62-year-old prisoner, Mama Theresa, whose surgery bills were paid by Black Star midfielder, Christian Atsu, has passed on days after the operation.
Atsu has been embarking on some major philanthropic works in recent weeks, with the winger’s latest kind gesture being extended to the ailing woman.
Mama Theresa was serving a 10-year jail term for possessing marijuana but was in serious condition following the deterioration of her health.
The old woman, therefore, needed immediate access to healthcare but the prison system was unable to raise funds for an emergency surgery.
However, Atsu stepped in and offered to pay for the full cost of her surgery and recuperation after hearing of her predicaments.
Unfortunately, the old lady passed on while she was being operated upon by doctors.
This comes after the Black Stars winger also saved a mother and her two daughters from going to jail for taking some leftover corn estimated at GH¢10 (around £2) belonging to another.
The three were set to serve a three-month sentence for “stealing” the corn until Atsu donated GH¢1,000 (£200) for their release.’
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