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18-year-old boy seeks support to undergo overseas treatment

Jul 31, 2017, 12:12 PM | Article By: Fatou B. Cham

An 18-year-boy Demba Secka, residing in Nema Alkali, is soliciting support to undergo overseas treatment.

According to his medical report from the Medical Research Council, Demba’s illness has been given an extensive investigation management but they are unable to determine the cause of his illness.

The report added that he would rather benefit from further investigations such as contort CT and Endoscopy, which is not available in The Gambia presently.

According to his mother, Fatou Bittaye, her son has been suffering from continuous stomachache and sore throat which even made eating difficult for him for over a year.

They have had several medical checkups at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital and recently at the Medical Research Council (MRC) but no result had been established for the cause of her son’s illness.

“My family is not financially strong and we have been encountering a lot of financial constraints recently because every little amount that we have, have been used to buy drugs for my son,” she said.

She was therefore appealing to government and members of the private sector or individuals to help her son to get treatment overseas.

Anyone willing to help can call the following mobile numbers: +2202196592, +2202244788, +2207727407.