Ghanaian Actress Donates Day-Care Centre

Jackie Appiah. Source: @jackieappiah

To celebrate her birthday 5th December, Ghanaian actress Jackie Appiah donated a Day Care Centre to the Children’s Clinic at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana.

Jackie’s wellknown compassion for the disadvantaged was heightened when her friend, Jo-Anne Badu succumbed to SCD complications in 2019.

In a statement to mark the hand over of Jackie’s Corner to Korle Bu, Jackie heartbreakingly wrote that ‘no-one deserves to undergo (sickle cell) pain’.

Here is her full statement:

‘I am pleased to be here to hand over a new daycare center called ‘Jackie’s Corner’ for children suffering from sickle cell disease. Sometime last year my friend Jo-Anne Badu lost her life to sickle cell anaemia. It therefore touched my heart and also inspired me to embark on a project to refurbish one of the pediatric wards into a fun vibrant day care center. As we all know Sickle pain is a unforgiven pain and no one deserves to go through that pain. In my attempt to ease some of their pain, I have helped to transform one of the wards into a loving day care center for their comfort I hope it brings happiness and comfort to the children and also hope in their brief moment in the ward it would help these lovely children forget their pains. I hope this new ward gives them hope to keep living and keep fighting. I am honored to be here. I am privileged that I can smile and make others smile too. It is my pleasure to hand over ‘Jackie’s corner’ to the management of the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.

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