It’s a sad day for the us. We lost one of our beneficiaries, Friday Joseph, last night at the Wuse General Hospital.
Friday was a beneficiary of our sister NGO, the Sickle Aid Foundation for years alongside his siblings.
His death is a reminder of the need for better medical care for warriors. Nigerian medical professionals need to realize that warriors need urgent attention.
Friday was admitted on Thursday and yet the hospital didn’t bother to check that his PCV was low until the last minute.
Even when they realized, they were super slow with sorting out blood for his transfusion. The SCAF and Haima Health team took it upon themselves to search for blood.
We got a donor but it was too late. He died just because of the ineptitude of the Nigerian medical system.
He didn’t deserve to die. He is also not the first warrior to die like this. It’s so disheartening!
Rest well Friday. Please say a word of prayer for the Josephs.
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