The Central Islamic Organisation Guyana (CIOG) has yet again rendered financial assistance to Guyanese in times of need. The most recent is Malika Hercules who is suffering from a condition which occurred due to a complicated delivery resulting in cranial damage to the right side of her head.
Malika, who had undergone several correctional surgeries at the expense of organisations, is scheduled to be admitted to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. There she will undergo a surgery to remove the metal plate and crews from her head.
The said Islamic Organisation has pledged a fair share of US$2,000 toward her expenses. The last organisation that pitched in to assist the 12 year-old was the Mark Benschop Foundation.
Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Mark Benschop, explained that the entity had previously made donations to Hercules in the form of cash, books and other school supplies.
Her story touched him and he, along with other donors from both Pennsylvania and Washington, secured the money, which they sent to the Foundation. Thus far, the surgeries Hercules underwent have been successful, but more are needed.
Apart from the donation from the Benschop Foundation, the Ministry of Health and a private donor have contributed some US$6,000.
Hercules’s next surgery involves coronal scar revision and Cranioplasty. This surgery will apparently be scheduled when full payments for the surgery can be paid. A further US$12,475 is still required.
Not only Hercules has been assisted by the Muslim organisation, but also Seolall Budram, 36, of lot 391 Section ‘B’ Block ‘X’ Great Diamond.
He is expected to leave on March 19, for a kidney transplant at the Lions Kidney Hospital and Urology Research Institute in New Delphi, India.
The patient will be receiving his new lease on life, a kidney, from an aunt.
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