Nollywood actress, Ini Edo, on Sunday, June 7, 2015 visited the Heart of Gold Children’s Hospice in Lagos as part of her philanthropy.
She shared pictures of the visit of the Hospice, located in Surulere, on her Instagram page. Having been touched by what she saw, she used the caption of the photo to solicit for help for the children. The hospice provides care for children born with disabilities.
The actress described the nurses in the hospice care as angels and urged other well meaning Nigerians to do the same, asking them to contribute their ‘widows mite’ for the medical bills, maintenance and general upkeep of the children.
She wrote; “Yesterday, I visited the Hearts of Gold Children’s Hospice and I was devastated. It was such a sad experience. I saw so many beautiful children and couldn’t understand why they had to suffer so much.
“What got to me more was that though their illnesses, they were still children, happy children that still wanted to play, some of them cracked me up. I must say I was very impressed with how neat they all looked, it shows they are well taken care of.
“The nurses and attendants were kind to them and very pleasant. It takes a heart of gold indeed to watch over those amazing souls. In all, I’m thankful for their life because this only means there’s hope. We serve a miracle working God.
“Guys, we all can help in so many ways; volunteers, sponsor a child, support with food, diapers, wipes name it. There’s so much we can do to help just one child. It costs just N15,000 a month to sponsor a child and N180,000 a year.
“Salaries for staff a month is N550,000 and trust me, they are angels seeing them work so closely with these kids melted my heart. We can do this together, it takes a kind heart to make a difference to those wonderful kids.
“The baby I’m carrying, Prince, is the cutest 9 months old ever his lashes, skin; I can go on. Seeing his condition broke my heart literally. I’m certain God is working something. So guys, call in, plan a visit and go see the kids. You will be happy you did.”