With palpitating heartbeats, Alie Kamara sat on his tiny hospital bed at Ward 8 at
the Connaught Hospital looking cheerful but yet sick.
Alie, 14, a first year Senior Secondary School pupil at the St Edwards Secondary is suffering from defective arteries; a state which would have left him dead “before the first year of life,” said cardiac expert Dr Olu Black.
“His case is critical as two of his arteries are defective and it is congenital it is a miracle that he has survived up to this time,” disclosed Dr Black.
He explained that Alie was admitted in March last year, adding that after discharged he was admitted again this time around half-dead. “We almost lost him, after several attacks. So we have decided that he should be admitted, till surgical commences,” he said.
But all is not lost. Pikin Bizness has come in handy. Alie has attracted their attention as number one patient on their preference list.
According to Pikin Bizness’ director, Adonis Abboud, “Alie would be the sixth patient to be sponsored by Pikin Bizness for a cardiac operation overseas.”
Mr Abboud disclosed that, “this is the first time we have sponsored a teenager for such operation”.
Speaking on the date slated for Alie’s flight to Chateau des Cotes hospital in France, Mr Abboud said, “12th April is the intended take off date…”