16 January 2013

Liberia: Boy, 10 Suffers Blood Cancer

Little Dennis Marley, age 10, has been diagnosed of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (blood cancer), according to medical report from the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital. Dennis's father, John S. Marley, yesterday walked into the offices of the INQUIRER appealing for help from philanthropists, NGOs, Foreign Missions other Liberians far and near so that his son can seek advanced medical treatment abroad.

In an exclusive interview with Mr. Marley, he told our reporter that his son, Dennis, came down with the cancer in his blood about one month ago and was taken to most of the leading hospitals in the country but were told that the sickness cannot be treated in Liberia.

The medical report which is in the possession of this paper, dated December 14, 2012 and signed by Dr. Sia Watta Camanor says the little boy who was diagnosed with the sickness suffers from abdominal pains, generalized myalgia, vomiting diarrhea and fever of 5 days duration.

"I have come to ask the National Legislature, the President, and our Foreign Missions to intervene financially to save the life of my son Dennis who is dying slowly," Mr. Marley lamented.

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