By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Meet 9 – year-old Javier Anderson. This brave little boy lost one of his legs in April after he was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer found mainly in children.
The boy’s mother, Lizzana Anderson said since her son was diagnosed in December, he had to under three surgeries, two of which included the removal of 10 cm of bone from his left leg followed by a another surgery which dealt with the amputation of the entire left leg from the hip.
At present, he is in need of a specialized prosthetic leg which is not manufactured in Guyana but only available in the United States. However, while the health professionals in the United States have indicated that based on what they have heard of the child’s condition, they are in a position to have his leg prepared but they must first examine him.
That is where the challenge for the mother of two comes in, since she does not have all the money to cover the airfare, medical bills and accommodation for herself and child.
She along with her son, are also not holders of United States visas and as such would need to apply to the United States Embassy.
Anderson told iNews that the doctors in the United States have indicated that they would only be able to tell her the cost for the surgery after they examine the child’s condition.
Javier told iNews that this is not keeping him down, since his focus is to walk someday. He remains optimistic and spiritually focused on his future and all that God has in store for him, despite his situation.
He is hoping to become a pilot and make his country proud and contribute to society.
Anyone who wishes to make a donation could do so via GBTI bank in Guyana (account #001054471018) or contact his mother on telephone numbers; 602-7631 or 223-1068.