Abibatu is a girl from Sierra Leone. Abibatu lives in Freetown, the capital, with her parents and two older brothers. She likes to dress up and to go to church with her family. She has a cardiac condition called Tetralogy of Fallot, a heart condition involving several related defects, including a hole between two chambers of the heart and a muscular blockage in one of the heart’s valves. As a result, not enough oxygen is delivered to her body, leaving her sickly and weak. Without surgery, the condition would be fatal.
Abibatu will fly to the Narayana Institute Of Cardiac Sciences in Bangalore, India to receive treatment. On July 27, she will undergo cardiac surgery.
Abibatu’s family also needs help to fund the costs of travel. The $1,343 bill covers her flight to the hospital. Our medical partner, Haiti Cardiac Alliance, will also provide support to the family as they travel overseas.
Her mother says, “Our family is all very excited that there is hope for Kamara to become healthy!”