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Amputated hospitalised lady calls for help

Oct 25, 2011, 12:29 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

Isatou Jallow, a middle aged lady from Abuko, currently hospitalized at the NAWEC ward at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in Banjul, is in need of urgent help for crutches to enable her walk at least like a normal human being.

Speaking to this reporter at her hospital bed last Thursday, Isatou said she is suffering from diabetes, which resulted in the amputation of her right leg three years ago.

“After the amputation of my leg, I have found it very difficult to walk. The doctors therefore advised me to buy crutches so that I can walk but due to the financial difficulties I am facing since the amputation my leg I cannot afford to buy scrunches,” she said. 

“Even my family daily feeding is a problem for me because as I am speaking to you I am the breadwinner of my four children because my husband has divorced me.”

She continued:  “My daughter Mariam by then was the one helping me all these three years. That has made her not to concentrate on her education, and she has therefore become a school dropout. She is the one still with me here at the hospital since my admission a month ago.”

Isatou, who is still hospitalised, is calling on the general public to come to her aid.  Anyone who wants to assist her could do so via 00220 - 9902485 or 3681311 or better still send an email to fatounian@hotmail.com.