Ghanaian actor Abeiku Nyame popularly known as Jaga Pee needs your financial assistance and prayers.
In a quite emotional interview with Amanda Jissih on GhOne TV’s Thursday night entertainment show E-Talk, the veteran actor revealed two of his valves were completely damaged and could only be replaced with artificial ones.
This he says is according to doctors at the 37 military Hospital in Accra, Ghana.
Asked how much it would cost to have a succesful operation, Jaga Pee disclosed the total sum required was $20,000 (Twenty thousand dollars). However, he revealed the Ghana Heart Foundation has opted to foot half of the cost should he raise the remaining half $10,000. (an equivalent of GHC40,000)
Recently, Jaga Pee received an amount of GHC6,500 from the management of End Point Homeopathic Clinic to cater for his increasing medical bills.
He expressed appreciation to donors who continue to support him including old students of Apam Secondary School.
What are the functions of the valves?
There are four valves which control the flow of blood through the heart. They are called the aortic valve, the mitral valve, the pulmonary valve, and the tricuspid valve.
The lower chambers are called ventricles. Blood moves through the four chambers as the heart pumps.
With each beat, the valves open and close to keep blood moving in the right direction. Their proper function keeps blood moving easily.