Success stories sometimes are very important for people to hear them and with the success stories of the previous babies, philanthropists can know that their monies are being used the right way.
In the manner in which diseases are affecting children in the country before, during and after their birth, the government should establish a comprehensive national children’s emergency fund.
Aminata Marrah is suffering from a left orbit tumor. Badamasie Samura is suffering from wilms tumor which gave cause to both his kidneys to stall. Jeremiah Koroma is without an anus; while Mustapha Tunis is suffering from Spina Bifidia and Jamal Sesay is diagnosed with Biliary Atresia. All of them need urgent financial assistance to undergo life-saving surgeries in India.
According to the Program Manager Caritas Freetown and Lead Campaigner – Sick Babies’ Project, Ishmael Alfred Charles said they came in contact with the families of the affected children and noticed they were suffering from serious medical conditions.
Mr. Charles said that 16 years old Aminata Marrah is an SSS pupil that was supposed to take the West Africa Senior Secondary School Examination but was unable due to her illness.
He explained that, Aminata Marrah is suffering from a left orbit tumor which is a cancerous tumor and that she will need around $26,000 to pay for her surgery in India.
“We also have 2 years old Badamasie Samura whose kidneys have packed-up because of Wilms Tumors,” Charles said, adding that the young child is going through a difficult moment because of his health condition and that he will be needing $16, 000 for his surgical operation.
Baby Jeremiah Koroma according to Ishmael Alfred Charles is going through difficult times because of the colostomy operation he underwent after he was born without an anus. Mr. Charles said the colostomy was done in order to enable him to excrete and that he would need $8,000 dollars to complete his own surgical operation.