Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Props To Kanu's Heart Foundation. Now Can We Get Them Some Pro Bono Webpage Work?

Just wanted to throw some love to the real Kanu, as his charitable foundation which helps Nigerian children with serious heart problems has been named the NGO (Non Governmental Organization) of the year in Nigeria.

Outstanding recognition for Kanu, a year after being appointed the UNICEF Goodwill ambassador for Nigeria. I am proud of my favorite footabller for doing so much to give back to his community and his country, which sure as hell needs it.

A big man with a big (repaired) heart.

For those not in the know, Kanu established the Kanu Heart Foundation in 1997 (when he was only 19 I might add), a year after he was diagnosed with a serious cardiac disorder and had to have a potentially life threatening surgery to replace one of his aortic valves in his heart. The KHF mission is to help young Nigerian and African children who suffer similar heart defects.

Being an African NGO I am sure that they need all the help they can get. I'd go all Sally Struthers on you and plea for you send them the change from under your couch cushions, but the official website isn't even up and running at the moment. Maybe I should send a letter to Bill & Melinda Gates...

No comments: