The Gail Sickle Initiative, a registered non-government organisation has announced readiness to provide succour to patients of the ailment in Nigeria.
The NGO was established so that Nigerian sickle cell patients from all over the world can come together and culminate into the rescue of other warriors back home in Nigeria, since most Nigerian sickle cell patients are victims of abject poverty and awful crisis that span from terrible aches in the bones and joints to sores that never heal and sometimes lead to death.
Despite several researches and advancement in technology that has paved way to a better life for sickle cell patients; most of them in Nigeria still live in pains.
Statistics and research have shown that Nigeria has the largest population of Sickle cell patients in the world and we all know that “to whom much is given, much is expected”. As such, sickle cell patients in Nigeria should be given more attention, provision and greater access to a better life.
The GSI intends to partner with some sickle cell foundations in Nigeria in order to assist them financially and also render assistance in any way possible. In a case where some of these foundations have weekly meetings and the venue is not big enough to accommodate the attendees, the GSI can render a helping hand and proffer solutions.
-Story by Dedeigbo Ayodeji