Popular Ghanaian creative, Emmanuel Apraku of PenciledCelebrities a.k.a Ray Styles has received a ray of hope after fans and loved ones raised some $55,000 for his liver surgery.
The money for the surgery was actually $40,000 but funds raised has surpassed that amount by over $10,000.
Some of the top names who contributed were there first lady, H.E Rebecca Akufo-Addo who gave in a whopping $20,000.
Other celebs who dipped their hands in their pocket to help the talented artist included actress Ama K Abebrese.
The Beast Of No Nation star took to Twitter to announce her donation and also appealed to others to support the young man.
Her post on Twitter read: “I have donated. Kindly share and donate if you can. No amount is too small.”
The talented artist has been compelled to put his life on hold after he was diagnosed with liver disease. He has been battling for his life and he needs urgent medical liver surgery.
Heartbreaking photos that have emerged of Apraku on social media show him in a frail state as his health continues to deteriorate due to his current ill health.
In one of such posts, Kanyir Nyuur, a social media user, shared details along with disturbing snaps of Apraku to solicit for financial assistance for the emergency liver surgery.
He captioned his post: “This is Emmanuel Apraku a.k.a Ray Styles, an extremely talented artist under the name PenciledCelebrities across all social media platforms. Ray urgently needs your support for emergency liver surgery. Kindly help with whatever little you have so we can save his life. Please donate your widow’s mite to MoMo number 0244706308 – Joana Otchere-Debrah.”
Family and some Ghanaian celebrities, including Naa Ashorkor also joined in the call to appeal for funds to help fast-track the process for Apraku to undergo the medical treatment.
A recent photo of the GoFundMe account has shown that the contributions have gone past the required amount for the surgery. Ray is noted for creating many iconic replicas of celebs, prominent people and random issues and people.
Some of his famous works include the portrait of the first family and one of actress Naa Ashorkor.