After missing his flight for surgical cardiac operation in Paris on Tuesday Alie Kamara, 15, aka ‘Miracle Boy’ at last left for France on Friday.
For over a year Ali was admitted at the Connaught Hospital ward 8 which is often referred to as ‘last station’ for medical care; a ward that literally is a morgue.
Cardiac specialist Dr Olu Black because diagnosed Alie’s acute cardiac deficiency, noting that “such critical case does not survive the second year after birth.”
Alie’s case was referred to Pikin Bizness, a charity organization that caters for sick children, headed by Sierra Leone’s eminent philanthropist Adonis Abound; explained the organization’s project administrator, Vera Sesay.
Alie is the very first teenager to be sponsored by Pikin Bizness, she said.
There were other cases in Pikin Bizness’ priority list but Dr Black’s medical report which states the severity of Alie’s case, “and the complex nature of his ailment “Pikin Bizness had on option but ending up giving him premium,” said Ms Sesay.
“The hospital in France said that his case was critical but Adonis Aboud (Pikin Bizness’ director) said “we must take the chance.”
As the Freetown International Airport speakers at the waiting foyer announced that SN Brussels passengers should check in, Alie’s mother Fatmata Tarawalie burst into tears watching her son’s departure to the check-in room.
“I’m sad because I was not allowed to accompany my son to the departure room; I know he is going to be okay; I will not forget him in my daily prayers,” she said.