The week was a busy one as we had activities to mark some globally recognized days. Some of these days includes the World Sickle Cell Day and Father’s Day Celebration.
Every 19th day of June is the world sickle cell day and we at Still I Rise Foundation paid a visit to Epiconsult Diagnostic Hospital, Abuja where we donated some medications and supplements meant for the sickle cell patients. Cartons of paludrine, folic acid and penicillin V were donated. These people are WARRIORS and we want them to know they’re not alone and to keep fighting.
An awareness about people knowing their genotypes before getting married was done and a vivid analysis of how a child with sickle cell is birthed was done. This was to enlighten the public and to also reduce the birth of sickle cell patients.
Just like mothers, the role of Fathers in the lives of children and the family cannot be overlooked. As mothers carry the children in the womb for 9 months, it’s the same way fathers take care of the mother and the unborn child. Third Sunday in June is set aside to celebrate these superheroes that wear no capes.
On Saturday, ten SUPERDADS were celebrated and appreciated for the amazing efforts they put into running the family. Team members of the foundation took to the street to interview 10 dads in a vox pop sessions. Gift bags containing some amazing items was packaged and presented to these superdads and their smiles were priceless. Videos and pictures of this interview would be uploaded during the week. In order not to miss this, kindly subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on post notification.
We had a walk-in case that was tended to at the office during the week. A case of house rent and sickle cell drug was handled and the sum of N81,840 was disbursed to the beneficiary.
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