Another Child With Swollen Eye

By Varney K. Sirleaf

Parents of a two-year old boy, Obesco Lah are sending out an SOS call to philanthropists and humanitarian individuals to help them save their son’s life.   Little Obesco Lah is suffering from a deadly eye disease which when not urgently treated will lead to his early death.

Few days ago, this paper and other media institutions reported a similar story about a child named Little James Flomo, previously referred to as Gabriel Flomo with swollen eye.

This brings to two cases with children below age three with the same kind of problem raising eyebrows for alarm, something the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Health has to urgently look into in order to avoid this deadly disease from escalating.

Little James Flomo is currently admitted at the ‘Hope For Women’ Medical Center on the A. B. Tolbert Road in Paynesville, while family members are still craving for urgent assistance to seek medical attention out of the country.

According to one of Obesco’s Aunties known as Precious, little Obesco contracted this deadly disease one year ago and has been taken to some of the best hospitals in the country, including the Ganta Methodist Hospital, the John F. Kennedy Hospital in Monrovia and the S.D. Cooper Hospital in Sinkor, without solution.

Precious further explained that all of these hospitals told them that the child is suffering from eye cancer, which according to them said hospitals lack the specialists and equipment to carry out the operation on Obesco.

“We have been advised by the hospitals to take him (Obesco) out of Liberia to a country with advanced medical operation”, she explained in tears.

“As you can see the boy is living in an unbearable pain, he cries day and night in agony”, she further explained.

The boy’s aunt said based upon the medical advice by the three hospitals, they decided to send out an SOS call for help from people with goodwill in order to save the life of their child.

“We are from a poor background, where can we get such money from to take this boy abroad for treatment, so we want to call on people with good  and sorrowful hearts to come to our aid to save little Obesco from this agony”, she appealed.

She called on NGOs, Government officials, humanitarians and philanthropists to urgently come to their aid to help save little Obesco.

Interested organizations, officials of government and philanthropists who want to give some assistance can contact the Lah Family through these various telephone numbers: 231-0886-516-533/231-0880-935-816/231-0886-606-699.