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Man needs urgent overseas medical support

Nov 14, 2011, 1:37 PM | Article By: Lamin B. Darboe

A 24-year-old man is in need of support to undergo overseas medical treatment.

Bubacarr Yarbo, a resident of Tabokoto, is seeking financial assistance from philanthropists, NGOs and individuals to enable him undergo an overseas treatment, as recommended by his doctors. 

A grade 12 student of Muslim Senior Secondary School, Yarbo’s health is said to be in a critical condition.

According to the medical report obtained from the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH), Yarbo developed an abdominal pain which is associated with abdominal distention, swollen legs and general weakness.

The report further stated that the pain, located at the right upper quadrant, is sharp in character and continues without radiating. The abdomen and legs are said to be gradually distending and swelling respectively.

The report also stated that after three days in the illness, Yarbo became “very weak” and could not walk unaided on account of which he was brought to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the RVTH.

Speaking to this reporter at The Point offices, the mother of the young man, Oumie Konateh, expressed deep sorrow, discomfort and dissatisfaction over the condition of her helpless son.

She has therefore launched an appeal on behalf of her son seeking assistance from the government, philanthropists and organisations to help her son get the recommended overseas treatment.

Konateh indicated that her son has been battling with the said ailment since he was 16 years old.

The family has tried everything possible to get the right treatment for the young Yarbo but to no avail, she said.

Oumie said her son was supposed to have completed his grade 12 at Muslim Senior Secondary School last year but due to his ill health he was unable to complete it.

She is therefore calling on the general public to come to the help of his son as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, anyone who may wish to offer help to the young man can call  the family on 00220 - 9863270, 6644638 or 9944638.