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L-R Diana Ekpenyong Events & Sponsorship Coordinator Arik Air, Ola Adebanji PR & Communications Manager Arik Air, Ayeni Samuel Olusegun Father of conjoined twins, Mother of Conjoined twins Mrs. Ayeni Mary Abiodun, Efe Farinre Founder Linking Hands Foundation and Jide Alade Associate Vice President Marketing and Communications Arik Air during the presentation of return tickets to New York for conjoined twins Miracle and Testimony Ayeni at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja over the weekend.

Arik Air sponsors conjoined twins to New York for surgery

Arik Air, as part of humanitarian efforts, has sponsored the return tickets to New York for conjoined twins, Miracle and Testimony Ayeni in order for the twins to have immediate access to medical care and surgery that they require.

The airline is offering this support in partnership with Linking Hands Foundation, a non-governmental organisation which has secured free medical treatment for the twins at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

Arik Air will be sponsoring the twins as the airlines own little way of not only ensuring that the Ayeni twins get needed medical treatment speedily but also to assist the family in reducing some of the financial burden associated with this trip.

L-R Efe Farinre Founder Linking Hands Foundation, Ayeni Samuel Olusegun Father of conjoined twins, Ola Adebanji PR & Communications Manager Arik Air, Jide Alade Associate Vice President Marketing and Communications Arik Air and the Mother of Conjoined twins Mrs. Ayeni Mary Abiodun during visit of Arik Team to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja to present return tickets to New York to enable the twins undergo surgery in American hospital over the weekend
L-R Efe Farinre Founder Linking Hands Foundation, Ayeni Samuel Olusegun Father of conjoined twins, Ola Adebanji PR & Communications Manager Arik Air, Jide Alade Associate Vice President Marketing and Communications Arik Air and the Mother of Conjoined twins Mrs. Ayeni Mary Abiodun during visit of Arik Team to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja to present return tickets to New York to enable the twins undergo surgery in American hospital over the weekend

The Founder of Linking Hands Foundation, Efe Farinre while thanking Arik Air for accepting to fly the twins and their family said Miracle and Testimony Ayeni were born on 16th November, 2015, at St. Patrick Hospital Enugu, to Mr Samuel Olusegun Ayeni and Mrs Mary Abiodun Ayeni, both of Kogi State, Nigeria. The twin girls who are conjoined in the pelvic region were taken to The University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu immediately after delivery. They were moved to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on 22nd April and have been under medical supervision.

“We are grateful to Arik Air for linking hands with us to give Miracle and Testimony Ayeni the opportunity to have individual lives. Through this invaluable support, Arik Air has given the twins a chance to live and yet again demonstrated leadership in corporate social responsibility”, said Farinre.

Arik Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, Suraj Sundaram commented: “Arik Air has been committed to the community since its inception having contributed to various charitable activities through a number of events, programs and initiatives. In this instance, our support will enable these twins access to specialized medical care and give them an opportunity to build a healthy and productive future they deserve.”

 

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