Amadu Bella Bah of No.1 Janet Lane, Freetown is the fourth and youngest child that was flown to France for open heart surgery. Born on the 17th of March 2006, she was diagnosed with suffering from a hole in her heart.
Bella was a toddler that was faced with a disease that even adults find difficult to live with. Even at a very tender age that she cannot express herself one can see the pains she’s going through.
Bella is one of many toddlers who were unfortunate to be born in a country that lacks advance medical equipment to detect anomalies in pregnant women before giving birth.
The timely intervention of Pikin Bizness made this child the fourth and youngest patient to be given a chance to life as she was flown to France for the operation.
In May 2007, she was operated upon, through a procedure known as Catherisation an operation which is of the latest scientific medical breakthrough which replaces surgical intervention. Catherisation is done when a long thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put into a blood vessel in your arm, groin [upper thigh] or neck and threaded to your heart through the catheter. Because she did not go through an open heart surgery her stay in France was short compared to the past cases. Bella was accompanied by mother on board Brussels Airline as they are one of our main sponsors who have been providing air passage for all the past patients including Bella.
Bella is now fit and is attending school.