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Why My Foundation Is Concentrated On Helping Indigent Nigerian Children With Cardiac Diseases To Live — Ifeoma

 

A humanitarian campaigner and rising Nollywood actress Jay Sharon Ifeoma has explained what inspired her into launching a charity organization with a special focus on under-privileged children with various cardiac diseases, noting that she is committed to ensure they obtain life-saving surgeries within & outside Nigeria. 


She said she has always been involved in charity activities and voluntary works far back as she was 15 in both the UK and Nigeria but it got amplified after the death of her son to heart related disease. 


She told our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday that after she lost her son, Prince Emmanuel Jay in 2019 to a congenial heart defect, which impeded his aortic valve from closing properly (VSD) which is Ventricular Septal Defect just after 3 months of his birth, she set up a foundation after his name Prince Emmanuel Jay Heart Foundation to immortalize him and save children from dying under similar circumstance. 


According to Ifeoma, the young Prince Emmanuel Jay struggled battled for life with the aid of oxygen concentrator and mobile oxygen cylinder (P.O.C) after so much money was spent to make him live, but unfortunately the family lost him.


She said, "I battled with him while in the hospital all through his admission in the hospital for eight months but unfortunately, all efforts to fly him to India for a successful operation was not very smooth. 


"I pushed further to reach out to most renowned and well established NGOs, relatives, friends, associates, colleagues, business partners, churches. I had every plan set down well to raise funds for his heart surgery operation, which was going smoothly.

"Unfortunately on the day of our discharged from national hospital forcefully, he gave up the ghost just at the point of my residence. The oxygen got exhausted on him. 


"By the time I got back to the hospital, he was confirmed dead. My world was wholely shattered and that was how I came up with the idea and concept of setting up my foundation in his name and I haven't looked back since 2019 to help indigent Nigerian children with cardiac diseases to live"


To further keep this vow of taking care of children who suffer this ailments I resolved to join the 2022 Big Brother Reality show to make impact and put back the returns and benefits to the foundation but unfortunately I could not make it, though still open to other prospects to keep this dream and Vision alive

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