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Woman in plea for brain
Saturday, October 23rd 2004
woman is seeking assistance for an urgent operation to remove a brain tumour
which doctors say could lead to paralysis and coma.
Mother of four, 52-year-old Norma Barry of Turkeyen is asking the general
public for assistance in having the tumour surgically removed.
Barry said last November she went to bed and woke up at the St Joseph Mercy
Hospital where she spent five days.
Six months later in May the same thing happened. At that time she said her
doctor, Dr John Fredericks asked her if she could afford to do a brain scan
after which she went to Woodlands Hospital where it was discovered she had a
Barry said her husband asked their pastor about the situation and he told
her to check with another doctor at the Davis Memorial Hospital and Clinic.
There is where she met Dr Richard Spann.
Spann informed her he could not read the scan as it was and informed her
that she should go to Trinidad and Tobago for a MRI scan that would cost
somewhere in the region of US$750.
The woman said she went a week later to Trinidad where after doing the scan
Dr Spann advised her of the need for urgent surgery. Without the surgery she
would continue to experience seizures which would become more severe. The
estimated cost of the surgery is US$15,000.
Though the Ministry of Health has offered her some assistance she still
needs a lot more help. She is therefore appealing to the general public to
assist her in any way possible. She can be contacted on telephone number
'Time bomb' mother needs $$
for US medical treatment
Friday August 13, 2004
A young, ailing mother from Mocha-Arcadia
who was described as a medical time bomb is appealing to the public for
assistance to go overseas for treatment.
Joy Ann Simon was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness that causes
heavy bleeding in the brain. She has so far raised US$12,000 and is in need
of US$1000 more to seek medical treatment in the US later this month.
The young mother of two has suffered constant seizures and is presently
experiencing pain around the eye along with stomach aches. Dr. John Ward of
the International Children's Hospital (IHC) pointed out that she could die
anytime if nothing is done.
A release from the National Communications Network (NTN) television said
Simon was the beneficiary of public donations from two telethons held at the
station, which brought in about US$5,000. North American Airlines, the NIS,
the government and other contributors donated funds.
Simon and her mother are expected to leave the country on August 19. Anyone
wishing to make a contribution can contact Lloyd Roberts at telephone
number, 614-5031 or NCN at 227-1566 or 226-0116-7.
Government should raise the legal age of consent
Wednesday, June 2nd 2004
Some of us are so saddened by the plight of Mrs Hamid and her daughter, so
sickened by the behaviour of Mr Khan and so traumatised that our Government
and authorities seem helpless or unwilling to help the Hamids, that we feel
the need to be heard.
Below is a petition that has been signed by a few of us and we are asking
others to sign if they feel as moved as we are.
The petition is currently available at Creations Craft or you can send an
e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com in support of same.
ARE IN DANGER!
We, the undersigned citizens of Guyana, petition the Government of Guyana to
act immediately to protect children in Guyana from sexual predators by
raising the legal age of consent to 16, wording the new law so that it
applies to the conduct of adults preying on children.
[The above is a
letter to the Editor of the Stabroek News newspaper]
Books For Linden Public Library
I have collected approx. 7,000 books for the Linden Public Library in
Guyana. As you can imagine, the cost of shipping such a large quantity
(almost 1 ton) of books will be quite high if I undertake it by myself. As
such I am seeking partners to support me in getting the books from the USA
I have received shipping assistance from the Caribbean Shipping Association
(CSA) and member company (Sea Freight Agencies) who will take the books from
Miami to Georgetown free of charge. I however need some support in getting
the books from New Jersey to Miami. Can you assist me in getting a
Guyanese/Caribbean shipper to have their US based operations transport the
books from New Jersey to Miami at no cost?
I conceived and implemented the project which required me to collect books
from New York, New Jersey, Ohio & Michigan. I have enclosed a link to the article on the CSA website.
Any and all assistance you can render will be greatly appreciated.
Michael D. Johnson, P.E.
(212) 366-5600 - Phone
(212) 366-5629 - Fax
February 24, 2003
[Feature requested by: Michael Johnson]