FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)

13 December 2012

Gambia: A Man Soliciting Support for Overseas Treatment

One Ebrima Gitteh of Wellingara village in Kombo North, West Coast Region, is soliciting for financial assistance to go for overseas treatment.

This is the result of the check conducted by the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital which diagnosed him with an illness called Spondyloarthrosis which cannot be treated in The Gambia and therefore requires overseas treatment.

"I have been going to the hospital for treatment for the past one year, but it seems that the illness is increasing", said Mr. Gitteh.

According to the medical report received from RVTH, the 40 year old man went for consultation referring paresthesia in upper and short gait since a year ago and refers loss in both hands.

"I am a Lower Basic School teacher and my salary is not enough to support both the sustainance of family and my treatment. This is why I am forced to look for assistance", he emphasized.

The medical report recommended that the patient needs to conclude the diagnosis cervical MRI and EMG, which are not available in the country, and for that reason he needs to go abroad.

The patient has been teaching for the past 10 years and is now soliciting support from government, institutions and philanthropists and any Good Samaritan who can help him to go for overseas treatment.

Anyone who wants to help him can contact Mr. Gitteh on the following numbers: 9040761 and 3819972.

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