Aug 5, 2011, 1:46 PM
seventh patient of the set of children treated with congenital heart disease
yesterday arrived at Banjul International Airport from Israel.
Her treatment at the Israel hospital was courtesy of the First Lady and chairperson of the Operation Save the Children Foundation (OSCF).
Hawa Sawaneh, an 8-year-old girl, was successfully treated at the Save a Child Heart Hospital in Israel, funded by the First Lady.
Speaking upon arrival, Matilda Jabbie, mother of Hawa Sawaneh, expressed heartfelt appreciation to the First Lady for her love for children, and for putting smiles on the faces of Gambian mothers.
She prayed for long life for the First Lady, adding that she had brought “a great initiative” which many should emulate.
Hawa Sawaneh, the seventh patient, thanked the First Lady for helping to restore her health, and for making her smile again.
She prayed to God to reward her for the “unforgettable experience” in Israel.
Present at the welcome ceremony was Momodou Njie, press officer at the Office of the First Lady, and family members of the patient.