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Meet David Hagan, The UMA Worker Donating His Salary To Support People Living With Anomalies And Deformities

David Hagan is a worker at the Underground Mining Alliance, UMA – Obuasi mine and also the founder of Galaxy foundation Ghana.

Galaxy Foundation Ghana is a Ghanaian based non-profit organization which seeks to bring smiles to the medically hopeless and poor people living in rural Ghana by providing reconstructive plastic and general surgery to the needy. The foundation corrects anomalies and deformities such as cleft lip and palate, post burn contractures, keloids, fused fingers and toes goiter and other swellings for free.

Through the good works of the foundation, the chairman and founder, David Hagan was awarded at the 2019 MTN Heroes of Change and Humanitarians Awards and has received many other recognitions.

 

“The list of the needy is growing rapidly on daily basis and our organization cannot ignore this. I got employed at UMA purposely to work harder and donate significant portion of my monthly salary to support the most vulnerable people with various anomalies and deformities who cannot afford the cost. This year, Galaxy Foundation is aimed at providing free surgeries to 100 patients. Big thanks goes to the current government, Otumfour Osei Tutu, Eric Wireko Asubonteng and Kwesi Enyan for bringing back the Obuasi mine and it’s important to think about your community, your country and the world. This kind of thinking made me who I am today and I believe that happiness does not come from what you get, rather, it comes from what you give. Our appreciation goes to all those donating to save the lives of the most vulnerable children.” He said.

At the time of my visit to the foundation’s office at Brahabebome – Obuasi, there was a young man who had also come to the office as one of the patients that the foundation is currently working on helping him get relieved of his anomaly. A young man whose name was revealed as Yakubu Kontaab, hails from Tepa, the capital of Ahafo Ano North, a district in the Ashanti region of Ghana came with a swollen cheek.

“ I was not born like this. I started experiencing this when I was eleven. I have been going to the Okomfo Anokye Hospital for treatment and anytime I go there, they only give me injections but nothing has changed. I was advised to go to the Korlebu Teaching Hospital but due to funds issues, I couldn’t. Someone later suggested Galaxy Foundation to me and said they can help me if I reach out to them. So I have come to seek for support.” He revealed.

The founder, David Hagan, made a donation of GHS3000 to the foundation as a seed capital to support the foundation’s activities and also encouraged the general public to support with any little amount.

 

The president of the foundation, Bismark Bapono also revealed that, true happiness is the one shared with the less vulnerable so anybody with the capacity to support the organization should reach out to make it possible for more people to be helped.

Galaxy foundation was founded at the end of 2012 with the aim of helping the poor and needy and those who are most fragile and vulnerable. The foundation addresses issues mostly relating to education health and sanitation.

The foundation is registered with the Registrar Generals Department and works principally through partnerships with like-minded individuals, organizations, corporations and the government.

Anybody wishing to support the organization should kindly contact the CEO, David Hagan on

+233 (0) 243247837

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