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15-year-old girl seeks assistance for overseas treatment

Nov 15, 2012, 9:01 AM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Awa Bah, a 15-year-old girl and native of Serrekunda is in urgent need of financial support to undergo neurosurgical treatment abroad.

According to a medical board report from the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital, dated 15 October 2012 and signed by Dr Adama K. M. Demba, Ag. Director of Health Services, the patient, who has been facing some health problems, a year ago started demonstrating some change in behavior, which caused her to fell down and started experiencing some regular convulsion.

The report added that on physical examination, CNS states: “Patient conscious and disoriented, right hemiparesis, right Babinski”.

The report further indicates on Test, Brain CT Scan of the patient’s “left fronto-parietal hypodense mass is surrounded by edema and collapsed anterior horn of the ventricles”.

It further stated: “We recommend neurosurgical treatment abroad.” The recommendation report was also signed by Dr Oscar Pineda Chave, Dr Amalio A. M. Montero and Dr B. Gai.

Gallo Ceesay, guardian of the patient, said that based on financial constraints of the family of the patient to facilitate her recommended overseas treatment, they are appealing to the President of The Gambia, NGOs, philanthropists, and individuals who can to come to the aid of this young girl.

Those willing to help Awa Bah can contact Gallo Ceesay, her guardian, on 6322418 or 3447700 or via email to thepoint14@yahoo.com.