Three ailing children were beneficiaries of the Kanu Heart Foundation over the weekend as they underwent successful heart surgeries in Nigeria, reports Completesports.com.
The children (Ben Aruna, Kikilola Lawal, and Kehinde Jaiyeoba) had successful open-heart surgeries at the Alliance Hospital, Garki, Area 11 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja led by Dr. Rehan Sayeed Mohammed in company other surgeons that included Dr. Etobo.
Coordinator of the Kanu Heart Foundation, Onyebuchi Abia, who was also present at the hospital while the operations lasted, described the event as a medical feat.
Abia, also noted that four children; Doris Onyeama, Memud Fadilullah, Sunday Jemima and Ogwuegbunam Benjamin are set to depart Nigeria on February 1 for Sudan where they are scheduled to be operated on at the Salem Cardiac Center in the country’s capital, Khartoum.
Seven patients are having their visas processed ahead of their scheduled trip in mid-February to India where they would be operated on at the famous Vikram Hospital, Bangalore.
Over 400 patients have had their operations fully funded by the Kanu Heart Foundation since its inception in the year 2000, even as more than a hundred are currently on the waiting list pending availability of fund.