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April 22, 2021

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By Davies Iheamnachor

A home in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has said it was looking for fund to sponsor surgery on 50 deformed children.

The Compassion Centre for Physically Challenged and Handicapped Children in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said the home has started making efforts to sponsor surgery on 7 out of the 50 of it’s new intakes, adding that 43 were still standed.

Director of the home, Rev’d-Sister Ugochi Chikwu,  disclosed this in Port Harcourt when National Association Seadogs, Barracuda, Port Harcourt district2,  the home to donate solar panels and some money.

Chikwu requested good spirited individuals and the government to support the home with fund to carry out surgery on the handicapped children to enable them to stand on their feet.

She said: “I am overwhelmed with the donation from the National Association of Seadogs for the solar panels and the money. We never expected this from them because they had visited before and they gave us lots of gifts.

“The centre is known for taking care of physically handicapped children, and these children come from different states. We basically take them to a hospital where they have corrective surgery to correct their deformity so they can walk like every other child.

“Our major challenge here is funding. We have 7 children who are awaiting surgery. On our list, we have 50 of the children that need surgery and out of the 50, we have picked 7 and 43 will wait.

“If well meaning Nigerians can help us to see these children are given the basic need in life and also get back their feet, they will always be thankful to them.”

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Meanwhile, the President of the National Association of Seadogs, Barracuda Deck, Chilaka Worgu, explained that the home needed help, adding that the donation was to enable the physically challenged children have electricity.

He said: “Why we do all these is because of our core values. As an association, the National Association of Seadogs, we are an Advocacy group and we believe in humanitarian gestures like this one.

“We take this visit very seriously because it involves children and it also involves people who are physically challenged. This is because we believe that what you do for them, you for the society at large.”