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Abigail's Heart Surgery

$7,635 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 26 months
Meet Abigail Sidikie. She is 17 years old and lives in Tombo, Sierra Leone. She was recently diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and is need of immediate heart surgery. This surgery is not performed in Sierra Leone so she must travel to India for the procedure. Her family is unable to support the associated expenses, so we are asking for your genoristy to help cover the costs of Abigail's surgery and travel for her and her mother to and from India. 

Abigail is in the 11th grade and her education is sponsored by Angels to Angels Sierra Leone. She is one of the top students in her class and she dreams of becoming a Social Worker one day. 

We thank you in advance for your genoristy.
Angels to Angels Sierra Leone

Angels to Angels Sierra Leone (ATA-SL) is a nonprofit organization set up to find sponsorship for disadvantaged girls in Sierra Leone, West Africa to enable them to begin and/or continue with their education.
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First, let us say thank you again for your tremendous generosity. Due to your donations, we are thrilled to say that Abigail and her mother arrived in India last week and Abigail had a successful six hour surgery on Monday, 9/11, and her prognosis is good.

Fatu Bangura, one of the board members of Angels to Angels, was there to help coordinate with the hospital and support Abigail and her mother.  Fatu was invaluable in getting all the right information and discussing medical care with the doctors.

Abigail and her mother are beyond thankful for your support, generosity and well wishes. We truly could not have done this without you.  We all thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Her mother has been on an emotional rollercoaster - touched by the generosity of strangers and by the severity of what her daughter is going through and the road ahead to keep her healthy and recovering.  Please be assured, that your donation has made a difference in saving a life. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Our GoFundMe appeal raised enough to cover the cost of the surgery - THANK YOU AGAIN!  But, Abigail is going to have a rough road ahead with her recovery, so donations are still needed to pay for incidentals and as always, we expect there to be unforeseen costs moving forward.   We are still scrambling to get the word out and try and raise more money so that she has the best chances of survival post op. We have come so far - we need to get her well and keep her there.

Please pass along the link to our GoFundMe page or forward our story to family and friends that might be inclined to help:
https://www.gofundme.com/abigails-heart-surgery

Thanks to all of you who donate to both of our commitments.  It is beyond generous.

With sincere thanks!
Angels to Angels Sierra Leone 
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Hi Everyone-

First, let us say thank you again for your tremendous generosity. Due to your donations, we are thrilled to say that Abigail and her mother have arrived in India and Abigail will have her surgery on Monday, 9/11. Her surgeon is Dr Raj Mehta at Fortis Healthcare. Fatu Bangura, one of the board members of Angels to Angels, is there to help coordinate with the hospital and support Abigail and her mother.

Abigail and her mother are beyond thankful for your support, generosity and well wishes. We truly could not have done this without you, and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Abigail is going to have a rough road ahead with her recovery, so if you know someone that still would like to donate please pass along the link to our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/abigails-heart-surgery

Thank you again!

Angels to Angels Sierra Leone
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Hi Everyone- We are overwhelmed with the generosity from all of you, and thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for helping Abigail. We have secured the necessary visas for Abigail and her mother, and are currently in the process of scheduling the surgery and travel to India. We will be sure to update you as things progress. We are trying to secure additional donations to help with Abigail's recovery when she returns back to Sierra Leone. We ask that you please share Abigail's story with your family and friends and share the link to our GoFundMe page.

Thank you again!
Angels to Angels Sierra Leone

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