Posted by News Express | 10 December 2020 | 810 times
Multiple award winning Canadian-born Ghanaian actress, Jackie Appiah, has built a daycare centre for children with sickle cell anaemia.
The actress who married Peter Agyemang in 2005 with whom she had one son, Damien but divorced after three years of marriage, said she decided to undertake the project which she calls ‘Jackie’s Corner’ after losing a friend to the sickness in 2019.
Speaking at the handover ceremony on Thursday in Ghana, the diminutive 37 years old movie star said:
“I am pleased to be here to hand over a new daycare center called ‘Jackie’s Corner’ for children suffering from sickle cell disease.
“Sometime last year, my friend Jo-Anne Badu lost her life to sickle cell anemia. It therefore touched my heart and also inspired me to embark on a project to refurbish one of the pediatric wards into a fun vibrant day care center.
“As we all know sickle pain is an unforgiving pain and no one deserves to go through that pain. In my attempt to ease some of their pains, I have helped to transform one of the wards into a loving day care center for their comfort.
“I hope it brings happiness and comfort to the children and also hope, in their brief moment in the ward, it would help these lovely children forget their pains.
“I hope this new ward gives them hope to keep living and keep fighting. I am honored to be here. I am privileged that I can smile and make others smile too.
“It is my pleasure to hand over 'Jackie’s corner’ to the management of the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.
“Thank you for allowing me do this. God bless Ghana and bless us all.”
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