By Amin Kef Sesay
One of the key humanitarian organizations operating in the country that has been doing extremely well in giving succour to those eligible for such, Pikin Bizness, continues to assist children with congenital heart diseases which it has been impressively doing since 2005 when the first child, 6-year-old Abubakarr Jalloh was flown to Paris.
ABK, as he is popularly called, at that time, had a few months to live. Today he is 20 years old and working as an intern in the I.T. Department of Transnational SL Ltd.
According to what was understood Pikin Bizness partnership remains solid with LA CHAINE DE L’ESPOIR (PARIS) as well as the CHAIN OF HOPE (UK) and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH-UK) and OLA DURING CHILDREN HOSPITAL.
The last arrivals of patients that received treatment came back in March 2020 just about when the Lungi International Airport was closing down after these patients spent one month overseas.
Alusine Leigh 9 years and 6 years Samuella George were flown out on February 14th together with Mohamed Leigh (Alusine‘s dad) and Abibatu Esther Mansaray (Samuella’s Mum) to the Magdi YACOUB Medical Center in Aswan Egypt.
They are now back home enjoying new leases of life. Although there are other kids on stand-by to be flown out of the country, unfortunately due to the prevailing situation, that is difficult at the moment until the resumption of international flights when Pikin Bizness would then resume operations.