Popular Ghanaian actress,Mavis Yeboah known in the long running comedy TV series,”Cow & Chicken” as Maame Gyanwaa has lost her only son Derrick Okyere
Maame Gyanwaa who usually plays the role of a gossip in the “Cow & Chicken” TV series which also features ace comedians;Funny Face and Bismark The Joke confirmed the loss of her son to razzonline.com via telephone:
“My son Derrick is dead…he died this dawn after under going a series of unsuccessful chemotherapy treatments at the ridge hospital…my son battled cancer….but doctors are yet to undergo post mortem to ascertain what really killed him”,Maame Gyanwaah opined to razzonline.com in tears.
It would be recalled that the late Derrick ,who happens to be the third child and the only son of the veteran actress Maame Gyanwaa,had battled cancer since February 2016.
The deteriorating nature of the cancer led to the amputation of Derrick’s left leg and needed an urgent chemotherapy treatment at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.
The popular actress who couldn’t raise an amount of Ghc6000 for Derrick to undergo the chemotherapy treatment made a passionate appeal on Hot 93.9fm to the President of Ghana; Nana Addo who was then the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party(NPP) in the 2016 general elections.
President Akufo-Addo responded to the call of Maame Gyanwaa by donating an amount of GHC5000 .The cash was given to Maame Gyanwaa by movie producer Socrate Safo and Minister of Foreign Affairs Shirley Ayorkor-Botwe in the studios of Pluzz FM in Accra.
Popular radio station, Vision One Fm also raised over GHC10,000.00 in other for Derrick to have a successful Chemotherapy treatment.
Late Derrick Okyere died at the age of 24yrs and completed Asesewa Secondary School in the Eastern Region in 2009 .
Razzonline.com brings you excerpts of how Maame Gyanwaa together with her late son Derrick appealed to Nana Addo in the video below.