November 3, 2017 By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
A popular Sierra Leonean female artist has revealed that she has raised over US$6,650 in her ongoing fund raising campaign to foot the medical bills of 11- year-old Ramatu Kargbo.
Felicia Grant a.k.a. Lady Felicia, who made the disclosure in an interview with Concord Times Newspaper, stated that she is using her foundation – Lady Felicia Foundation – to raise the funds.
“After viewing the girl’s video, I posted it on Facebook for people to relate me with anyone of her family members. Fortunately, one of my Facebook friend’s sent me their contact and I connected with them,” she explained.
She revealed that the donations have been coming in from various unidentified individuals, adding that many people from across the world are contributing in diverse ways to help the sick child.
“We are still receiving donations from well-wishers and humanitarian organisations so as to enable us save a young promising lady who has the potential to develop her country if she has the good health,” she said and called on Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad to donate.
She said donations could be done at Rokel Commercial Bank in an account named Alie Kargbo and account number 1813612057001 or “Go fund me” account link by Lady Felicia on Facebook.
Father of the 11-year-old, Alie Kargbo, said her daughter was diagnosed with a heart problem in September 2017 at the China Friendship Hospital at Jui after an ultra-sound scan.
“It was very shocking to all of us because the disease is a life-threatening one. It is very expensive to cure and I don’t have a cent to pay the medical expenses after the Chinese doctors said she needed overseas’ surgery,” he said.
He appealed to the government, through Ministry of Health and Sanitation, to fast track assistance to take his daughter overseas for treatment.
He thanked Lady Felicia Grant Foundation and other well-meaning people for their enormous love and words of encouragement especially at such trying times for the family.