THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

GMF offers help in serious health cases to all members of the GMF program and their families. We also assist in GMF- unrelated cases, as long as they are orphans, widows, poor or other vulnerable individuals. Doctors who know about GMF also contact us when they come across patients who cannot pay their bills. We have this agreement with some of the main hospitals in Kano: Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Murtala Muhammad Hospital, Nassarawa Hospital and the Meccah Eye Hospital.

A successful eye operation with help of GMF.

Eye sugery in cancer patient,3 years old

 

Isah’s Story

One morning, Dr. Bala from Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) made a phone call to GMF hoping that his request for funding would be accepted. He was calling on behalf of Isah Abdullah's mother, a widow of 5 children who had brought her tragically ill son to AKTH the day before. Isah - 13 years and unvaccinated - had contracted the lethal Tetanus infection. Members of GMF found the boy in critical condition and helped with a financial contribution to transfer him immediately to the IC-unit where he could be attached to a respirator and other life-saving  machines. 

 

Isah stayed in the ICU for 3 weeks, battling with death; doctors gave him a poor prognosis. The Kano State government then took on his medical bills. Weeks later Isah was visited by us in the children’s ward, having miraculously overcome the serious disease. On our way out we saw Isah waving goodbye to us.

Isah Abdullahi, on the road to recoveryGMF members with AKTH staff after visiting Isah

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"Having been born and raised in Kano, I am all too aware of the lack of resources, education, and opportunities that exist amongst the majority of her people. By contrast, so many of us, through no effort of our own but sheer luck, are able to lead comfortable and fulfilled lives. We have been supported countless times. We have had parents, teachers, and mentors, who encouraged us to take the next step and who celebrated with us when we were successful. It is my family's turn now, to look around, to give back, and to help those that desperately need help. We feel very privileged to have been given this opportunity through our involvement with GMF."

Conny and Hana Sterner

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