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I’m not sure where to start with this. I met Balo on a typically sweltering day in Makeni, Sierra Leone, in 2016. I was agog at his athleticism, the way both he and his teammates pelted it across Wusum Field on their crutches playing football in 30 degrees+ temperatures and humidity. He was instantly charismatic, with a huge laugh and husky voice that belied his twenty years of age or the horrific amputation by rebel forces of his right leg at the age of six. In the interim years he stayed in touch, often just to say hello, or when he needed help with money, often at odd hours. I’d get long voice messages from him sometimes, in his thick Krio English, always happy that he had me as a friend. I paid to have his roof fixed so he wouldn’t have to sleep on a flooded floor, but the past year he had two bouts of malaria, and complained often about not feeling well. Eventually we had enough to send him to the doctor (which costs around £100.00 a go, about what some people may earn in a year in Salone) and the diagnosis wasn’t good; Hep B. We thought we’d done enough but when I arrived in Makeni he was ashen-faced, bloated and weak, his lips encrusted with sores. His abdomen was swollen with echogenic fluids, and his liver was scarred badly in a cirrhotic state from the battering the Hep B had handed out, and the horror of realising he had either been prescribed or bought the wrong drugs. I thought the right medication would be enough to save him, and for a day it looked like it did. But it wasn’t. It was too late. We buried him today, according to Muslim belief that the body must be inferred before sunset. He was 22. Balo is going to remembered for being one of Salone’s finest amputee footballers. This photo celebrates that. It doesn’t say how much I will miss him. Or that he’ll be one of many dying under equally unnecessary and unfair circumstances today here and elsewhere. It won’t fill the gap in his family and teammates lives. You can continue to help Balo’s teammates who will continue to face vulnerable circumstances by looking for “Enable Salone” on Facebook and donating. Thanks for reading. #amputee #sierraleone #amputeesoccer #amputeefootball #eulogy #amputeesoccer #amputeefootball #amputee #eulogy #sierraleone
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Mood Everyday: the type of music that i prefer to be inspired by. It activates the pineal, that and of course any soul and afro related sounds. Wouldn't settle for anything less... and that's #thebrooklynword - Mr Kuyateh ✊🏿 @tommasocappellato - so lucky to have Yusuke Yamamoto @channelyusyama at the studio today!! #pioneerworks #realmusic #music #residency #day22 #arigato #yusukeyamamoto 🙏 #pinealgland #xylophone #jazz #funk #soul #spiritualjazz #dopemusic #dopemusicians #dopemusic #pinealgland #thebrooklynword #residency #spiritualjazz #arigato #yusukeyamamoto #dopemusicians #jazz #pioneerworks #realmusic #soul #day22 #xylophone #music #funk
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