This is the first time I am posting a cause on my blog!!Please join us in making the dream of this little girl come true at a chance of a lifetime for a liver transplant
AMEN ALEXIA BIJINGSI, commonly called “Baby A”, is a one year old baby, born to Jude and Camilla Bijingsi in Yaounde, Cameroon. When she was born, Alexia showed symptoms of
jaundice, which the doctors assumed to be an infection, and treated her
accordingly. With very little response to antibiotics, and after
numerous tests, she was finally diagnosed with Biliary Artresia.
Biliary Artresia is a congenital birth defect
caused by the malfunction or the absence of external bile ducts. As
such, there is no transmission of bile from the liver to the intestines
for digestion. This leads to an accumulation of bile in the liver,
causing scarring of the liver and finally liver failure.
Alexia has been living with this condition from
birth, and her doctors recommend that a liver transplant is performed as
soon as possible.
Alexia’s parents have retained MEDANTA – THE MEDICITY
IN GURGAON, HARYANA in INDIA to perform the Pediatric liver transplant.
http://www.medanta.org. Her surgery is scheduled for September 2013.
Baby Alexia and her parents will have to travel
to India for this procedure where one of her parents will be the donor
and Alexia will be the recipient. The estimated cost of the surgery,
including a 3 month stay in India for recovery and follow-up, is
estimated at $50,000 (fifty thousand US Dollars).
Pass on this website to your family, friends, church and any group who can help!
I have never met Baby Alexia but her mother, Camilla was my school mate in secondary school (Our Lady of Lourdes College, Bamenda, Cameroon). Ex students of our alma mater have started a campaign to raise funds and we know that with your help WE CAN!
Please join family and friends of Baby Alexia to make her dream come true.
OK..this made my day!Just came across this Forbes article on CAMpreneur Yves Bollanga.
"The Man Televising African Home Entertainment In The USA"
"According to Nielsen,
they represent an estimated 4 million people earning between $45,000
and $75,000 a year. Their projected combined spending power is estimated
at $300 billion. This is a fast growing ethnic group and US-based,
Cameroonian born Yves Bollanga wants a piece of that pie, a big piece! The former IBM engineer is
building an ambitious family of television channels currently reaching
over 21 million households and growing. He is at the vanguard of
bridging the cultural gap amongst all the Black communities by bringing
Afro-Caribbean content to mainstream America, one TV channel at a time."
Been involved in many discussions about how I think as a people we have an "identity crisis" Different groups are always "at each other"..Instead of focusing too much on how differences, we can see it as a strength..
Bilingualism: Check, over 200 dialects: check, Numerous ethnic groups and cultures: check, Rich culture: check, ecotourism: check, mineral resources: check, fertile land: check..To sum it all..African in Minuature...check check and more check..The list goes on and on
I just came across this video..I love the ideology and rhetoric in this message....Very patriotic!!
"The beginning of a movement..".."We will educate people about active citizenship and community engagement" "We will profile role models..."
Another Thursday..and always love sharing because I seem to come across new videos/audios more regularly!
The Cameroon Urban Music Industry is up and coming and I totally love this Jovi interview on Access Africa
Now to some music..
Magasco.."It's that Bamenda Boi again".....I love the photography/video quality of the Kumba Market Video... I think It could have used more direction on the concept but it is a good start!Thumbs Up Mumak, Thumbs Up Archaic, Thumbs Up Magasco....
Banye..Is it that Banso Boy? The lyrics are soo funny! Enough said..lol
There is a lot of budding talent in and from Bamenda.Stay tuned for updates on Project New Bamenda!