CitizenGO organizes a vigil in Brazil to support Tafida Raqeeb

CitizenGO organizes a vigil in Brazil to support Tafida Raqeeb

Brazil, SEPTEMBER 20th, 2019. - This Saturday, September 21th, several volunteers of the international CitizenGO platform will organize a prayer vigil in front of the Cathedral in Brasília in Brazil at 4pm, to support Tafida Raqeeb, the five-year-old girl in a coma who does not let go to Italy to continue with Your treatment.

The vigil was organized after a five day court hearing that was scheduled for the week beginning on September 9th, when Mr Justice Macdonald would decide whether or not Tafida could be allowed to travel to Italy to receive the medical care which could save her life. But the final decision will be the next monday on 30 september.

What: Vigil to support Tafida

When: September, 21th at 4pm

Where: in front of the Cathedral in Brasília, 


In a number of press interviews, Tafida's mother has confirmed that her daughter is not terminally ill, but recovering from a brain bleed from which it will take time to recover. Tafida is able to breathe independently and it is hoped that once she is fitted with a tracheostomy and PEG feeding tube - treatment which was originally promised to the family, she may be able to be moved into a chair and begin a programme of rehabilitation. “What Tafida needs most is time as it could take up to a year for the connections in her brain to re-establish”, said Guilherme Ferreira, CitizenGO Brazil director. 

Apart from this vigil, the international platform CitizenGO has put in motion an online campaign called “Let Tafida Raqeeb go to Italy” that has collected over 244.300 signatures in support, addressed to the Senior Management at the Royal London hospital/Barts Health Trust, in which they demand that the Hospital let her go to Italy.  

To this signature collection campaign, countries such as Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Africa, Argentina, USA, Canada, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovak, among others have been joined.


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