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1st ANNUAL FUNDRAISIND AND LAUNCHING OF THE NDAKAWS FOUNDATION (TNF)
Sat, 7 Jul 2018, 8:00 PM – Sun, 8 Jul 2018, 2:00 AM EDT
About The Ndakaws Foundations (TNF)
As a young boy suffering from Sickle Cell Disease, I was being told not to go after my dreams, because I will not live to see my 21st birthday due to my health condition. I was treated as an outcast in my institution by any schoolmate who knew I had Sickle Cell Disease. It was so difficult for me to keep up with social life because nobody wants to play with me because the was scared that I may fall and die.
It was so difficult for me and Life became uninterested. Because I am blessed with parents, who love me unconditionally and always afford to pay hundreds of thousands in a private hospital for my medical bills and to support me throughout every difficult situation I was faced.
Join with their endless prayers and the grace of God upon my life, with the right medical care I was receiving from a private hospital during my Sickle Cell Crisis.
While I am thankful to God for my life, many individuals whom I know was affected with Sickle Cell Anemia and was unable to afford payment in a private hospital, passed away because the was unable to receive a blood transfusion or an urgent medical care when the needed it immediately.
I was blessed to travel to Canada, a country where health care is a necessity and not a luxury. With all the failed systems I have experienced in my country of birth versus the opportunities, social support mechanisms of one kind or another, which Canada have provided for his citizens has taught me not to take them for granted. Because the ubiquity and ease of access make them seem like a given. Entitlement is not too far away.
Always try to support the underprivileged and be more grateful for life.
I can’t help my feeling knowing that many people who are suffering from any medical condition, have a high probability of dying from the disease because of the lack of excellent medical facilities which the can afford on a smaller budget.
We have more health care infrastructure in Ontario than most people have access to in all of Cameroon. Due to the lack of proper medical health care in Cameroon and poor knowledge about Sickle Cell Disease, I decided to create
THE NDAKAWS FOUNDATION (TNF)
The foundation will be engaging in the construction of a new state-of-the-art health care facility with a well equip Sickle Cell and a Diabetes Unit, a national education action about Sickle Cell Anemia and to support individuals with Sickle Cell Anemia to achieve their goals in life.
With the construction of this new state-of-the-art facility with a full range of health services including a well equip Sickle Cell Unit will benefit all patients to have access to the best healthcare services at a lower cost.
Through this project, patients will benefit from:
An emergency and surgical services, medical and surgical inpatient units, critical care, maternal newborn, diagnostic imaging and support services
200 inpatient beds, including more single-patient rooms for improved infection prevention and more patient privacy
A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine
A Special Care Nursery with capacity for ten bassinettes in the Maternal Newborn Unit.
A Research Center
The hospital will be sketched and built to meet the Cameroon Green Building in Energy and Environmental Design rating system, with a goal of achieving a healthy indoor environment, decreased greenhouse gas emissions and efficient use of electricity, water, and other sources.