As First Lady Appeals for help to save Baby Mustapha's life....

Mercury International donate US$20,000 for his medical

 

 

By: Public Relations Department, Mercury International.

Mustapha Augustus Roberts known as 'Baby Mustapha' who has been suffering with a life threatening liver problem for over six (6) months now has today Wednesday 30th May, 2018 been rescued by Mercury International with a USD 20,000 donation to help facilitate a liver transplant in India.

The presentation was done at Mercury's headquarters on Krootown road in the presence of the media, staff of Mercury International, lead facilitator for baby Mustapha and members of the public.

Baby Mustapha developed symptoms including an unending jaundice around three (3) months from his birth. Upon several diagnoses and treatments, the doctors suspected he had CYST, so he underwent a surgery of 19 stitches cut only to realize it was a rare disease, BILLIARY ATRESIA. He is then recommended for an urgent liver implant in India at an approximate cost of USD 35,000 which is expected to cover all expenses.

During the presentation, the Managing Director, Mercury International intimated those present that Mercury was approached by Ishmeal Alfred Charles, who is working for Caritas Freetown branch and lead facilitator to raise funds to save baby Mustapha.

"Having reviewed the proposal of baby Mustapha, it captured our attention because it has to do with saving the life of a young innocent child who is massively battling to survive. He needs help to save his life, therefore, as a Company we wasted no time but to chip in'.

Presenting the cheques, the Chairman Mercury Charitable Foundation, Samir Hassanyeh said, as part of their corporate social responsibility, it's enjoined on them to help save the life of that poor child. I almost wept when I saw the video with his mother appealing for help, it saddens me a lot. We have been donating in areas like sport, education, physically challenged and health. So this is not new to Mercury.

"They presented a proposal of USD 35,000 to us, and after reviewing it, we realized, the family had managed to generate about USD 15,000 from other well wishers. Meanwhile, considering the urgency Baby Mustapha's situation deserve, we met as a management and agreed to pay the remaining amount". The Chairman said.

Receiving the cheques, Ismeal Alfred Charles, lead facilitator to help raise funds for baby Mustapha said, as a talkative, he was shocked and short of words because of what Mercury has demonstrated in helping to save the life of the young child.

"We are supposed to travel to India on the 16th June, 2018, as advised by Doctors. Initially, because of the slow pace of donations, the possibility for us to have travelled on the stipulated date was blink. However, now that Mercury has rescued us with this whopping amount, we are sure of travelling on the prescribed date" he stated.

Ishmael also cited that, they had contacted several business houses and Government Institutions but with limited hopes to raise the required amount. He therefore said, on behalf of the mother, they are highly appreciative of the timely intervention of Mercury International for helping to save the life of this promising young child.

Mr. Charles further revealed that, the Mother of the sick child is also presently sick due to depression; she has been advised to rest because she has consented to donate her liver for a transplant to Baby Mustapha. As such, she needs to be in a stable health condition, as all her phone calls have been diverted".