Doctors have warned that the surgery to remove tumors Vecencia suffers cannot be done in country and advised the family to immediately seek medical attention abroad before the situation deteriorates and ends tragically
The Family of Vecencia E. Mature, 16, is appealing to the Government of Liberia, humanitarian and religious organizations, as well as philanthropists to immediately assist in providing medical aid for their daughter and sister who has gone blind.
Vecencia is a 9th Grade student at the ELWA Academy School in Paynesville City. The senior sister of Vecencia, Ms. Edith Mature explained that Vecencia unfortunately suffered loss of her sight while siting the 9th Grade West African Exams Council’s (WAEC) test recently.
Ms. Mature explained that Vecencia began complaining daily of severe headaches and blurriness and was taken to several clinics and hospitals in and around Monrovia where doctors carried various tests and attributed her condition to “eyes dilation and light reflection” entering into her eyes.
Vecencia was given several medications including eye therapy but her condition continued to deteriorate, Ms. Mature explained.
Doctors later referred the family to take her to the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Regional Referral Hospital in Tappita, Nimba County, where CT scan was performed and doctors diagnosed Vecencia of having a tumor on the left side of her head that sits directly on her vision that triggered the grave blurriness and later blindness, she explained.
Doctors told family members that the tumor should be removed the soonest and warned that another tumor was growing on the already existing one which is putting pressure on the nerve of the eyes and resulting blindness.
Ms. Mature explained that doctors at the Jackson F. Doe Memorial Regional Referral Hospital told the family that the surgery to remove tumors cannot be done in country and advised the family to immediately seek medical attention abroad before the situation deteriorates and ends tragically.
Unfortunately, Ms. Mature said the family is unable to fund any medical bill abroad and is appealing to the Government of Liberia, humanitarian and religious organizations, philanthropists to immediately assist in providing funding for medical assistance.
The family is currently distressed, Ms. Mature averred, Vecencia is daily undergoing agonizing pains and sleepless nights as the tumor terrorizes her.
Anyone wanting to assist the family can contact Mrs. Magdalene and Edith Mature, mother and senior sister on mobile numbers +231886521087 and +231886519558.