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Uzoma Bryan Foundation organizes free medicare for indigent people, gives funds for treatment of children living with cerebral palsy

Pro-Life and good health Non-Governmental Organization, Uzoma Bryan Foundation weekend put smiles on the faces of several sick persons as well as succor to the seemingly hopeless situation of some children living with cerebral palsy.

Patients with ailments were examined by Doctors and other health personnel at the mission, and were also given free health counsels and drugs.
Those with cerebral palsy were attended to by Physiotherapists as they were roundly massaged with balms and ointments.
Guests were however stunned and surprised too when parents of children with cerebral palsy disorder were handed with cheques of 100,000 Naira each, and patients of other ailments present given some cash of undisclosed sums after receiving treatments.

The NGO had visited some health facilities the previous day on the same free medical mission.
At an event that climaxed the two day medical mission organised by Uzoma Bryan Foundation in Umuhu I, Atta-Ikeduru, Founder/CEO of the NGO Mrs Carol Nkemdirim Uka said her pet project was irrevocably committed to ensuring that a number of people living in the hinterlands were linked to the medical resource system. She noted that she founded her Uzoma Bryan Foundation in 2019 after the death of her son. According to her, people living with cerebral palsy needed regular medical attention, management and specialized care because they are not the cause of their woes.

Mrs Uka expressed joy that most of the CP patients that started the pet project with her in 2019 are still alive, even as she urged their handlers not to relent in their efforts in taking good care of them.
The medical and encouragement outing, she said was her own little contribution to mark this year’s World Cerebral Palsy day which took place on October 6.

Highpoint of the event was the cutting of cake between Mrs Carol Nkemdiri Uka and children with cerebral palsy.
Some of the parents of the CP children that received the financial support from the Foundation described the gesture as uncommon and divine.
They included Mrs Patricia Egolu, Mr Christopher Ajaero and Mrs Kasarachi Ekechukwu. They on behalf of others thanked the CEO of the Foundation Mrs Carol Uka for giving them hope at such a hopeless time and period.
They prayed God to replenish her pocket and give her family the protection that the world cannot give at a time like this.

Cartons of Noddles, bathing/washing soap, provisions, disinfectants, diapers, etc were distributed to the CP patients and other indigent families present at the medical mission.
Cerebral Palsy is a congenital disorder that affects muscle tones and posture.

People with this disorder look abnormal and most times, do not walk. The disease condition is caused by abnormal brain development basically before birth. The condition can’t be cured but proper management can help.
Nigeria is said to have 100,000 cases of Cerebral Palsy cases each year.

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