Thanks to you, I find the joy of living again!

Thanks to the professionalism of Dr FRANCHI's team, a second surgical intervention was perfectly completed ...

Below are Cheikhou SAKHO's various health bulletins from April 2 to the present day.

November 2021

The unfinished journey of young Cheikhou, “my eye is my life”.

My name is Cheikou SAKHO. I am heavily marked by an illness that has struck my left eye. This occupied my mind, for an essential part of my young life. Read more : moving testimony of Chekhou SAKHO.

July 30, 2021 - 3 months of convalescence

After his second successful surgery, Cheikhou benefited from 3 months of observation in Paris. He has just started French lessons while awaiting the end of his stay. During this period, he took the opportunity to visit Paris. His next appointment is scheduled for October 28. Watch the video below in pictures.

June 20, 2021 - Successful second surgery

Cheikhou successfully completed his second surgery. We sincerely thank the whole team for their seriousness and generosity. He benefits from 3 months of observation in Paris. He has just started French lessons while awaiting the end of his stay.

April 20, 2021 - First successful surgery

We come, by this communication, you address our most sincere thanks. Thanks to your support, we were able to cover the travel costs of Cheikhou SAKHO from Mauritania to France and its travel expenses in the Paris region.

He benefited, on April 13, 2021, from a first successful surgery. What happiness for him and his loved ones!

After the operation, Cheikhou SAKHO timidly said to the translator : " I feel so happy in front of the mirror, I discover again the joy of living… Thank you to Dr FRANCHI and his team without forgetting all the people who accompanied and helped me".

After four days in the hospital, he joined his host family. Thanks to the professionalism of Dr FRANCHI's team, a very complex surgical action was perfectly completed. We sincerely thank the whole team for their seriousness, their generosity and their openness.

A second additional intervention is planned for the month of June. Too, Cheikhou SAKHO will take advantage of his short stay in France to learn to read and write. ACTUME will sponsor it with an association specializing in introductory French courses.

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Saturday April 3, 2021: arrival of patient Cheikhou in Paris

Cheikhou SAKHO arrived in Paris on April 3, 2021 and will be operated on on Tuesday April 13, 2021

Thanks to Dr Pascale CAIRET, Face au Monde Foundation; Dr Hamedine KANE, ACTUME Mauritania for the follow-up of patient care in Nouakchott and visa formalities; Christine BERGOUGNOUS, Autonomous Humanitarian for the coordination without forgetting the consular authorities of the Embassy of France in Mauritania. Read the announcement: help us save Cheikhou 

March 6, 2026 - Thank you for your outpouring of solidarity

The members of the Association Against Tuberculosis and Endemic Diseases (ACTUME) warmly thank you for your generous support, following their appeal: Help us save Cheikhou SAKHO. They were tremendously touched by your promptness and outpouring of solidarity.

In a short time, you have enabled us to collect a significant amount. This will allow us to bear certain costs that we must incur during his stay in France. You will be informed of the follow-up of his state of health during his stay in France. You can, also, count on us to have all the details of the use made of this money.

Cheikhou will arrive in Paris on Saturday April 3, 2021. He will be operated on Tuesday April 13, 2021 by Dr Franchi, Face the World Foundation that we thank for its responsiveness to the emergency even though we are in a difficult and complicated period of pandemic due to Covid-19. We ask you to believe in our sincere and profound thanks.

Read the announcement : help us save Cheikhou

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June 2021: 2nd successful operation

May 2021 - After operation

February 2021 - fundraising