Parents of a sick child appeal for help
A family in Ruambwa village in Bunyala North ward in Busia County is appealing for financial assistance for treatment of their child suffering from Hydrocephalus.
Christabel Atieno’s parents-Maurice Ougo, 44, and Magdalene Anyango, 37 revealed to KNA that due to the condition, water had accumulated in her brain and doctors want to insert a shunt to channel water to the heart.
Atieno is also suffering from Spina Bifida which is a defect of the spinal cord that has led to the development of a growth on her back.
“Our daughter had initially been referred to Port Reitz hospital in Mombasa after her birth but the doctors who handled her said we should seek for specialized treatment Kijabe hospital which now demands sh.100, 000.” Ougo who is a hawker in Busia town explained adding they cannot be able to raise such money.
Anyango reiterated her husband’s sentiments saying the life of their child is now at the mercy of well wishers as they cannot afford the costly treatment to save her.
“The hospital wants a sh.30, 000 deposit and sh.60, 000 for treatment before they admit the child.” She stated.
By Melechezedeck Ejakait