Decontee Needs Help

By Melissa Chea-Annan

A 39-year old Decontee Doboyou says she is in dire need of assistance to recover from her illness and return to her normal life.

Doboyou who walked into the offices of The INQUIRER recently explained that she is sick and needs help because she is dying slowly.

According to the 39-year old woman, doctors at the Mawah Clinic in Vai Town and JFK Medical Center in Sinkor told her in separate statements that she has hole on the two sides of her pelvis which they said is dangerous to her health and further puts her life at risk.

The word pelvis is generally used to refer to that part of the body just below the abdomen, which is the area where the trunk joins the legs. Four bones make up the bony pelvis, with two hip bones, called the in nominate bones, forming the front and sides, while two bones at the bottom of the spine, known as the sacrum and coccyx, complete the rear wall.

The ailing woman, mother of three lamented that she experienced severe pains in her legs in 2011 and treated herself with the usual ‘pain killer’ tablets as being prescribed by many medical practitioners.

She explained that the pain subsided but then worsened in August this year, something that prompted her to seek proper medication. “As soon as I got to Mawah Clinic, the doctors said the case was serious and they referred me to JFK. The doctor at JFK said I had hole on the two sides of my pelvis and that it should be treated immediately,” Decontee explained.

According to her, she was advised to visit the Tappita Hospital in Nimba County, where the surgery for her situation would be performed at the cost of US$ 1,000, including her transportation and feeding, while carrying out the treatment.

When asked what she wanted, Madam Doboyou said she is calling on philanthropists; religious communities as well as the public to assist her with the required amount to enable her seek medication and regain her health.

Doctors have already advised her not to walk long distances since the bones that are protecting the pelvis were no longer strong enough, unless the surgery is performed.

“Right now, I am not working and because of this same sickness my children are out of school. I was not dismissed from my office but I am on sick leave to seek proper medication. I am an employee of the Reliable Security Firm but I am no longer capable of performing my duty due to this situation that I am faced with,” Madam Doboyou lamented.

She stated that once she recovers from the surgery, she will continue to work to support her kids as she did since the death of their father.

According to Madam Doboyou, who resides in the Bardnersville community, assistance to ensure her surgery should be channeled through the INQUIRER on cell numbers 0886-524-580 and 0886-516-533.