Liberia: Nine-Month-Old Undergoes Successful Surgery after Intervention


Buchanan, Grand Bassa – After living an unbearable life for nine months old little Blessed Jones who couldn’t sit or lay on her back due to unknown sickness that caused a swelling on her buttocks and needed surgery to bring her some relief, which was successfully carried at the ELWA Hospital.

By Elton Wroinbee Tiah, [email protected] +231-881-122116/+231777-332-493, Contributor

Little Blessed Jones and her sister are twins who lost their mother during birth at the Liberian Government Hospital in Buchanan in 2020.

Little Blessed Jones’ care taker Decontee Jones explained that their family couldn’t afford US$$1,200 charged by a health institution for the surgery.

She cried saying “This thing had been my worry for months because it really used to hurt this little child”.

The care taker told our reporter that they visited serval health centers including the ELWA Hospital in Monrovia but lack of financial support was a major challenge for them.

She mentioned “I firstly want to thank God for his grace upon this baby and secondly the Journalist who saw the baby and did the story without benefiting a cent.”

The surgery was funded by ‘Kwatekeh Africa, Suakoko Leprosy Rehabilitation Center’ an institution based in Bong County which read the story and hurriedly intervened.

Decontee Jones said in tears “I want to say thank you to the organization that paid the money for the surgery and all of those that contributed to us like Mr. Cephus Gbayou and Mrs. Thumberlina Thompoe Gbayou, Ms. Zainab Sheriff and the rest of those that sent us money to keep us up. May God bless you all for helping to save the life of our child.”

Decontee Jones mentioned that God has restored her happiness, adding that her prayer had been for God to speak to a humanitarian to help the child

“I have come to say thanks to everyone including those that called to wish us well for their financial and moral supports.”

At the same time, Decontee Jones is pleading with humanitarians to help with to empower her so as to be able to raise the children.