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Gambian Diaspora donates D100, 000 to boy with third-degree burns

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By Tabora Bojang Gambians in the Diaspora on Friday donated cash amount of D100, 000 to Yaya Jamanka, a 10 -year old-boy suffering third-degree burns. Yaya was accidentally pushed into a bonfire which has left 75 percent of his body burnt and he has since then been admitted at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital. Speaking on behalf of the donors Kebba Camara, a journalist who has been instrumental in the child’s wellbeing, said that Gambians and non-Gambians alike living in the United States and other parts of the world are with Yaya and his family in this crucial and difficult time of theirs. “All this started through the efforts of Fatou Jobarteh, Gambian based in the United States who opened a go fund campaign for him online and they were able to contribute among themselves to gather such amount donated today,” he said. He said the money will not only get Yaya a good medical care but will also use it for other needs as he battles daily to recover from severe burn. Speaking on behalf of the nurses at the child ward Alagie Camara, the head of department, thanked the donors for the laudable gesture. “There are many children like Yaya who are also in need help as their parents could not afford their medical expenses. We hope this will continue,” he added. Yaya’s step mother, Penda Baldeh, thanked Kebba Camara who she said is the brain behind this campaign. She also expressed her sincere gratitude and the nurses for their hard work. She promised that the money donated will be used wisely and for the intended purpose. The young boy is expected to leave for overseas treatment as soon as possible.]]>

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