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Winnipeg: Baby Sinnah passes away

10 August 2011 at 00:07 | 529 views

By Lans Omar, Winnipeg.

The Sierra Leonean community in Winnipeg, Canada, is being hit with another devastating blow. This time, again, in the form of death.

I’m very saddened to write this message today.

It is with deep sympathy that I’m going to announce the death of our dear sister, Baby Sinnah Kanu, who passed away peacefully yesterday August 8th, 2011 in Winnipeg, Canada.

Many in the Sierra Leonean communities of Manitoba and across Canada are grieving the death of a dear mother, sister, aunt, cousin, neice and a best friend.
She was 35 years old.

Baby Sinnah Kanu was hospitalised at the Victoria Hospital in Winnipeg, Canada, for the past three weeks. She was actually diagnosed with Hepatitis B, a condition traditionally associated with alcoholism but one that is also caused by chronic active hepatitis B infection. When this occurs, the liver can no longer carry out its normal functions and may fail completely.

Again, the only treatment for liver failure is liver transplant, but time was running out too fast for her to hold on. And finally, she was pronounced dead amidst family members and friends.

According to family sources, she had been battling with this medical condition for over a year now.

Funeral arrangements and contact information will be announced later.