Thursday, June 30, 2022

Tyler Perry Meets the African Albino Kids He Helped to House

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*Tyler Perry got to meet the group of Tanzanian children with albinism who are living in a home that he helped fund.

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Global Medical Relief Fund founder Elissa Montanti gives Mwigulu Magesa a kiss as he celebrates his 12th birthday with Emmanuel Rutema, left, Baraka Lusambo, foreground right, Kabula Masanja, second from right, and Pendo Noni, right, in New York

The filmmaker’s rep Keleigh Thomas Morgan said Monday he donated $200,000 three years ago to help build a four-bedroom house in New York for a group of kids who had been mutilated for their body parts.

Perry donated after watching a special featuring Elissa Montanti, a Staten Island woman who runs the nonprofit Global Medical Relief Fund for children affected by war and natural disasters.

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Baraka Cosmas Lusambo, six, reaches out with his new prosthetic hand during a fitting in Philadelphia on his U.S. trip from Tanzania. Armed men came to his family home one night and cut it off.

The children, brought by Montanti to New York from Tanzania, will stay at the house while they receive medical treatment in the United States.

The kids attended Perry’s “Madea on the Run” play Thursday night at Manhattan’s Beacon Theatre, where they met him backstage, reports The Associated Press.

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The group look up at the Revlon live camera with a crowd of other tourists during a visit to Times Square in New York

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