Gambia: Nine-Year-Old Boy Needs Urgent Assistance

Kalilou Nyangado, a 9-year-old-boy from Farafenni in the North Bank Region, is in dire need of support to restore his health. According to medical reports, Kalilou cannot swallow any solid or semi-solid meals.

He is now fitted with a feeding Gastrostomy tube to be used if necessary. The report also stated that he was referred to the Paediatric Surgical Unit at the Dantec Hospital in Dakar, Senegal in March, 2010, where he underwent a series of Oesophageal Dilatation, supported by a feeding Gastrostomy tube through a stab wound in the left by pochondrium.

According to Fana Krubally, mother of the patient, who walked into the Daily Observer office desperately in need of help, said they visited the AFPRC General Hospital in Farafenni, the RVTH in Banjul, Kololi Clinic, and even some hospitals in Dakar but things are still getting worst.

She said her child needs overseas treatment and she is not financially strong enough to finance the trip. "I am now looking for support from the government, institutions and individuals to help me save the live of my child," a sad-looking Fana Krubally appealed. Anyone willing to help her can contact 4399802 / 3658204.

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