Liberia: Ailing Teacher in Ganta Makes SOS Call for Help to Seek Advance Medication Abroad
MONROVIA – Saye B. Wellbelleh, a classroom teacher from Ganta, Nimba County, is appealing to the public for financial assistance to enable him seek advanced medication abroad.
Wellbelled was diagnosed of a chronic kidney disease in February last year and advised to travelled abroad to do a kidney transplant, but has not been able to do so owing to lack of money.
By: Gerald C. Koinyeneh – [email protected]
“I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease since February of last year and have been struggling with dialysis,” he said in an interview with FrontPage Africa. “The hospital has given me a medical report for onward transfer to do kidney transplant but there has been no help from anywhere.”
Wellbelled, 41 and a father of three, further told FPA he had to abandon his family and move to Monrovia for regular kidney dialysis at the EJS National Dialysis Center at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital. Medical record shows that he has been on dialysis since May 2022. Each dialysis, he said, costs US$95, and he visits the center three times every week.
The medication, he narrated, is so expensive that he had to sell all of his properties including personal belongings to underwrite the cost. As the result, he has run out of money, while friends who initially assisted him have grown tired of helping.
“I am fighting to stay alive and I know God stills get a reason for me. That’s why I am calling on the public- everyone – from the President, Vice President to the Speaker, Deputy Speaker and President Pro Tempore, and every well-meaning Liberian for help.”
He also made a passionate appeal to the Legislative Caucus of Nimba County, Mr. Alexander Cummings and Musa Bility to come to his aid.
Asked about the estimated cost of the transplant and other associated expensive, the patient said he has been speaking to doctors from India who told him that it could be in the range of US$30,000.
The illness, he added, is having a huge toll on the family, adding that his children have been transferred from a private institution to public school and they are now surviving with the help of family and friends.
He can be reached on the following numbers: +231886435912 and +231776435912.