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Young girl seeks assistance for overseas treatment

Jun 21, 2012, 1:13 PM

Miss Malla Manneh is an 18-year-old student, who hails from Njaba Kunda in the Central Baddibou District of North Bank Region, and is currently admitted at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in Banjul, since 2 December 2011 to date.

For the past four years, she has been suffering from “soft tissue mass on the occipital region”, which completely denied her from participating in public functions and apparently brought her educational career to an end, before she could get to grade 10.

According to her medical report signed by Dr. Samateh, a surgical consultant, on behalf of Dr. Babanding Daffeh, the young girl was “operated on two occasions at Farafenni General Hospital  and was also seen at German Clinic respectively on account of similar condition.

Subsequently she was seen at the surgical out-patient department {SOPD} on a regular basis and was being investigated. Her condition keeps on deteriorating and finally got admitted on account of infected bleeding occipital tumor. She is on daily dressing, antibiotic therapy and analgesics. Series of investigations were done for her such as FBC, Electrolytes, and VCT, which was negative”.

The medical report also stated that, “ACT scan of the brain which showed extra cranial soft-tissue mass measuring 6 x 6cm irregular and no relation with the bone, Incision biopsy done which was suggestive of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (mixed cellularity).

Subsequently, chemotherapy was commenced and currently going on. Swelling has subsided, but however, generalize lymphadenopathy and pain did not resolved immediately. She was transfused with three units of blood and not aerodynamically stable, as general condition is not quite impressive. I therefore recommend her for overseas treatment management and further investigations.”

Miss Manneh is currently admitted at the female surgical unit of RVTH since December 2011. Her family lacks financial means to support her medical bills and other necessities she needs for her treatment.

They are appealing to all and sundry to come to the aid of this young intelligent and smart girl to save her life so she can be able to continue her social interaction with the society and to continue her education.

The family is seeking help and assistance from individual philanthropists, charitable organizations and any human person to help save her life.

They are personally appealing to President Yahya Jammeh to personally intervene to save the girl’s life.

Any philanthropists, organizations and individuals that wish to help this young girl can contact the following numbers for further details, 00220—9945258, 7945258, 6645258.