Now You Can Serve Your Fatherland! Alfred’s story.

Alfred was going about his normal routines when he heard a crack sound from his waist region. And he hasn’t been carrying any loads. His dad says it was a result of crisis arising from his possessing the double S chromosome. At 28, Alfred’s pain is great. His legs gets shorter and sleep is hard to find.

One tropical day, his father gets a text message from a friend informing him of a free hip and knee replacement surgery scheduled to hold in Awka, Anambra State sometime in November. But Awka is 6 hours away, plus the road is bad.

Alfred, Right, during a chat with Afam, CEO GEANCO Foundation, during Alfred’s recovery after the hip replacement.

But Alfred’s father decides the chance is worth it. So they drive the 6 hours to be at the screening. Voila! Alfred get’s shortlisted and has his surgery done.

Alfred’s recovery is fast. By the second day, he is walking the hospital grounds. His will, drive and energy is admirable. Team members were visibly impressed with Alfred’s progress.

Alfred with Tamey Howard-Feltner during a physiotherapy session

Prior to the surgery, he had great pains since the morning he heard a crack while he was spending some time in Ghana. In his own words, “The pain was much. There are positions are can’t take while sleeping, my leg was getting shorter and shorter.”.

Alfred hopes to “do all the things he couldn’t do while the hip disease was there”. He will also break his dependence on pain killers and all the medications for managing the condition.

Mr. Adie, Alfred’s dad expressed his relief and gratitude. He calls the medical mission – “a God sent investment”. “We would have spent 7 million going to the UK or India. And end in so much debt – but we got it free here.”

Alfred with Dr. Nick Colacchio, an orthopedic surgeon on the team

Now Alfred can go about his normal life and resume duties as an architect. Or as more succinctly hinted by his dad, he would now enroll for the one year national youth service scheme. So we bid Alf, not just a good career time, but a great national service year!

See Alfred’s Interview Clip here.
See Alfred highlight Clip here.

Your generous donations made it possible for Alfred to receive a new hip. We give our heartfelt gratitude to you our esteemed donor.

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