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KNUST Medical Student Rita Abodoh Sadly Passes On 7 Months After Her €150K Surgery And Leg Amputation

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KNUST Medical Student Rita Abodoh Sadly Passes On 7 Months After Her €150K Surgery And Leg Amputation

A medical student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Rita Adjoa Tawiah Abodoh has passed on.

Her death has been confirmed by friends on social media who have been expressing their sympathies and condolences asking God to let her soul rest in peace.

Knust medical student Rita Abodoh

Rita’s death comes just seven months after she underwent an expensive surgery which cost the family, friends and donors a whopping €150,000. A month after the surgery, Rita had her right leg amputated to aid her recovery.

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READ ALSO: KNUST Medical Student, Rita Abodoh’s Right leg Amputated Despite A Successful Surgery

A source close to the family claimed the young lady’s situation kept worsening by day until she gave up the ghost yesterday, Friday November 19 2021.

The KNUST Medical Students association announced Rita’s passing yesterday evening in a letter signed by the president of the association.

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Rita’s family is yet to confirm the passing of their intelligent beloved daughter.

Meanwhile, well wishes have been pouring in for the late Rita on social media.

“I’m grateful your suffering has ended but my heart is in so much pain
I can’t believe I’m never going to see my friend again 😭
I love you so much Rita 😭🤍 thank you for the light you brought into my life 🤍
RIP my beautiful Angel 🕊🤍 I will always love you,” a friend wrote on twitter.

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“A-Dios 🕊
By far one of the best persons I ever knew. Rest in Peace, Rita❤️”, Yelarge wrote.


Early this year, Rita was diagnosed with a malignant tumour on her right pelvic bone which dashed her hopes of obtaining her Human Biology degree and becoming a medical doctor.

Doctors said she would undergo a surgery worth 150,000 Euros. The family raised a chunk of the money and rest was raised through the university, her colleague medical students and several other benevolent donors.

READ ALSO: Rita Abodoh: KNUST Medical Students Make Presentation of Over Gh₵ 63k To Family

In April, Rita underwent the surgery succesfully. “We’re happy to inform the entire student populace that our very own Rita Abodoh has successfully gone through her surgery and is currently undergoing treatment. Thank you all for your prayers and generous contributions,” the KNUST Student’s Representative Council announced in a tweet.

Early May, received reports that Rita’s health has deteriorated and doctors have amputated her right leg.

We have all been praying for Rita in the past several weeks, following her major surgery to remove an aggressive tumour in her right pelvic groin which had affected her pelvic bone.

We again reported to you of the successful surgery that removed the tumour and placed a prosthesis in place of the the affected pelvic bone.

Thereafter, Rita has been at the ICU of UGMC (where the surgery was performed) all this while.

There had been need for various interventions because the tumour affected her bladder also, and after the surgery there had been concerns with blood flow into the lower end of the leg foot and limbs.

A thorough diagnosis by the team of doctors prescribed amputation of the leg and diversion of urine to enable the bladder heal.

These have been done yesterday and we deem it appropriate to bring to your notice as follows, that:

  1. Rita’s right leg has been amputated under the knee, about halfway between the knee and ankle.
  2. Intervention to divert her urine through tubes so her bladder can heal .

We thank you for your continued support in prayers. Rita’s life is full of testimonies and through her, God will draw souls for His glory. We declare that she will pull through to fulfill her purpose for which her maker brought her into this world, Amen.
The MSA would seek your continuous support in prayers

This information was obtained from Rita’s father,a statement from the KNUST Medical Students association read.

Rita’s sad death occured yesterday and was confirmed by her student association.

RIP Rita Adjoa Abodoh!!!



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