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Help 10 year old Melanie diagnosed with Bone Cancer
My dear people of good will my name is Cecillia NAYOH. I am a home based seamstress. My daughter is Melanie MBUH. She is 10 years old and was a class 6 pupil.
When Melanie sprained her leg at home, we took her to the Etoug-Ebe Health Center, Yaoundé, Cameroon. She was given some pain killers and a rub. After two weeks her pain and swelling increased. We made the decision this time, to take her to the Etoug-Ebe Handicap Center. She had an X-RAY, scan and other tests which came back positive for bone cancer. Her doctor recommended that the best option was to have the affected leg amputated which was done on the 5th of December 2019.
After the amputation, further tests were requested. The results showed the cancer had metastasized to other parts of her body. We were sent to Yaoundé General Hospital where she was further evaluated and other tests were done. At the end, we were referred to the Chantal Biya Foundation Hospital which is our home for now.
Melanie is presently on treatment which requires 500,000 FrancsCFA (approximately $925.00) per week for 15 weeks. To complete her treatment we are in dire need of 7,500,000FrancsCFA (approximately equivalent of $13,700.00). We have already spent 1,800,000FrancsCFA (approximately equivalent of $3,275.00) on her treatment. This amount was raised from our small family savings saving, support from friends, family relations and loans as well.
My dear people of good will before asking for your assistance know that we have depleted all we have and exhausted all options known to us. Her elder sister had to drop out of school before we could even come this far with her treatment. We are already into so much debt and no one we can turn to but her treatment has to continue? I had to stop my little business as I am her primary caregiver. How do we move forward? Can you hear our cries and wipe our tears? We have no source of income but a life to keep alive. I have gone right to the wall and am blocked and there is no other way but to turn to you for help. Anything that you offer will help treat and relieve my daughter from pain.
Thank you for your generosity.