Amadu Bella Bah was the fourth and youngest child flown to France for open heart surgery. Born on the 17th of March 2006, she was diagnosed with a hole in her heart.
Bella was a toddler faced with a disease that even adults find difficult to live with and it was quite clear the amount of pain she was having to live with.
Bella was one of many toddlers who were unfortunate to be born in a country which lacked sophisticated medical equipment able to detect anomalies in pregnant women before giving birth.
The timely intervention of Pikin Bizness gave this child a chance at life as she was flown to France for the operation.
In May 2007, she was operated upon, through a procedure known as Catherisation, an operation which is of the latest scientific medical breakthrough which replaces surgical intervention. Catherisation is done when a long thin, flexible tube called a catheter is put into a blood vessel in your arm, groin [upper thigh] or neck and threaded to your heart through the catheter.
Because she did not go through an open heart surgery, her stay in France was short compared to other cases. Bella was accompanied by her mother on board Brussels Airline as they are one of our main sponsors who have provided air passage for some of our past.
Bella is now fit and is attending school.