NGO fetes 100 sickle cell children with gifts at Isolo GH
By Abolaji Adebayo
A Non-Governmental Organisation, GirlHubAfrica on Thursday June 27 feted over 100 sickle cell children at Isolo General Hospital with various gifts to mark the 2019 Sickle Cell Day.
The organisation disclosed that the special celebration and the outreach were held in honour of one of its members, Miss Chinemerem Mafua, who lost her life to the disease.
Mrs. Adebayo of Sickle Cell Foundation and Dr. Olatunji of Isolo General Hospital sensitised the parents and children present at the event about the illness and the endless possibilities of children living with it.
Speaking about the event, the founder of the organisation, Gusi Tobby Lordwilliams said the gifts such as back to school goodies bags, food and cash prizes given to the children and parents were to encourage them and to raise their hope of better living.
She however appreciated those who supported the organisation in its advocacy campaign while seeking supports from other individuals, organisations and government.
She said: “A donation of N10,000 was made by our partnering organisation, Global Child Health and Safety Initiative to the sickle cell foundation of Nigeria for five families to attend their counseling session at no cost.
“We sincerely appreciate the Isolo General Hospital PRO, Mrs. Mordi who was very instrumental to the success of this outreach and to our amazing volunteers who made it possible.
“We look forward to the support of existing, prospective and new sponsors, businesses, brands and individuals with the desire to touch lives as we partner to make Nigeria a greater place by building sustainable communities one outreach per time”
Meanwhile, a senior officer in the hospital, Dr. Mrs. Tolulope Olatunji, a Paediatrician, who received the organization, appreciated the GirlHubAfrica for coming to spend time with the victims in the hospital, expressing happiness that NGO came to the hospital to celebrate.