The twins are born by Mansata Tamba (24) and Ousman Colley a native of Sutusijang Village in the West Coast Region of The Gambia. The couple currently resides in Tallinding where they are managing to raise the special twins. Adama & Awa were born on the 19th August 2017 at the Edward Francis Small Hospital, which is the main referral hospital in Banjul. They were born through a caesarean after much difficultly and pain during a natural childbirth attempt, since their mother was unaware that the twins were conjoined.
The couple who are both civil servants were yearning for the arrival of their babies and were astounded to see the babies upon arrival. Mansata had a normal pregnancy period, going to work and following monthly antenatal care. She had several scans and ultra sound reports but was not told about any unusual situation about the twins.
The twins where kept at intensive care unit due to loss of weight and fever, they were altogether kept under closed watch and monitoring for two months. The couple were still in a lot of shock and had mixed feeling about the fate of their twins knowing they would never be able to make the money it will take to grant them separate lives apart.
Since the arrival of Adama and Awa last year they have been depending on their monthly salaries which is ($31 each) not enough to care for the family. Mother of the twins explained to us how expensive it has been to keep the cost of living for their twins. Their daily needs with regards to sanitary diapers, feeding, clothing, transport, medical checkups cost has been growing as the twins get bigger.
We are appealing to companies, specialized hospitals, charities, organizations, donor agencies, philanthropists, all good will and the general public home and abroad to come to our aid and support Adama and Awa Colley. You can reach us on www.fabbfoundation.gm, Facebook/Fatoumatta Bah-Barrow Foundation, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 00220 7811111 / 00220 9961922