By Leroy Smith
[www.inewsguyana.com] – It’s a very tough period for Lizzana Anderson, who has been battling to raise much needed funds to reach her son‘s medical bills.
In December of last year, 9 – year – old Jevier Anderson was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer, commonly found in young children.
From December to now, the 9 – year – old North Georgetown Student has undergone three surgeries, two of which saw 10 CM of his bone being removed and a final surgery which dealt with the amputation of his left leg from the hip.
On Saturday, the Progressive Youth Organization, the Youth Arm of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) held a fundraiser sale on Water Street in front of the Republic Bank.
The event was attended by several young people and saw a visit by the First Lady; it sought to bring awareness to the needs of little Anderson.
His mother told iNews that so far she has been able to acquire just over $600,000 to assist with the medical bills. However, while she is trying to raise the funds, she has no clear idea of how much money is really needed to look after her ailing child.
She explained that the doctors in the United States have indicated to her that they cannot tell her of the cost to make a specialized Prosthetic leg for her child without examining him.
It therefore means that she is now battling with the issues of ensuring that her son gets a visa to the United States, and also that enough money is raised so that when they get there, the money will be enough to take care of her son.
However, of the greatest challenge for the woman and her son is that the father of the child allegedly neglected his responsibilities and has also opposed to signing the relevant papers for her son to get his passport.