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
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.
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.
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.
are supposed to travel to India on the
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".