An 18-year-old Nigerian-American undergraduate at Yale University, United States of America (USA), Aderonke Adejare has donated N125,000 to Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria.
Adejare said she donated the money to the Foundation as her contribution to help in the treatment of Sickle Cell patients at the National Sickle Cell Centre.
Aderonke Adejare explained that she raised the money with her little sister Adeola Adejare by making and selling beaded jewelry and donated the proceeds to the Foundation.
“When I was 7-year-old, I started making beaded jewelry. That was what I sold to raise this money to help patients of Sickle Cell because I know what they are going through. Nigeria has the world’s largest number of people suffering from Sickle Cell and that’s why I decided to come back home to make the donation.”
While recieving the donation from Adejare, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of National Sickle Cell Foundation, Dr. Annette Akinsete lauded the young lady for the gesture and prayed for her to become successful in life so that she would be able do more and help many people in the future.