As Pikin Bizness strives to save more lives of underprivileged children in Sierra Leone, the newly rebranded airlines—Brussels— has pledged to give air tickets to patients of the charity organization that would be leaving Freetown for surgical operation abroad. According to the managing director of Pikin Bizness, Adonis Aboud, “Brussels pledged to cover all air-tickets for Pikin Bizness.” He also disclosed that the airline had also “pledged partnership with Pikin Bizness.”
Two days ago, Pikin Bizness facilitated its fourth trip to France for surgical operation.
According to the organization’s project administrator, Dinah Scott, “this trip is unique as the patient Amadu Bella Bah who is suffering from cardiac defects is the first minor case the organization has undertaken. This female toddler is barely a year old.”
Ms Scott disclosed that unlike other trips, were the patient was being escorted by a volunteer, “in the case of Amadu, she would be accompanied by her mum.”
She disclosed that processing Amadu’s case was “really challenging because she is a minor”.
Ms Scott also revealed that the operation was scheduled for June but because Amadu’s case was serious and they did not want to lose her, subsequently Mr Aboud had to fast track the process.
She disclosed further that the infant would be admitted at the ‘Necker’ medical facilities in France where she would be tested to know whether she’s fit for the operation.
Speaking about funding for Amadu’s trip, Ms. Scott disclosed that majority of the funds for the trip and operation were from the charity and foreign based partner, David Applefield.
Amadu, who is the sixth child of Mr Mohamed Wurie, was late last year diagnosed with heart defects by Pikin Bizness’ medical consultant, Dr Olu Black, who recommended surgical operation.