Ailing UL Student Appeals for Medical Treatment Abroad

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Parents of an ailing University of Liberia student have written President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, humanitarian organizations and other individuals to help their son seek advanced medical treatment for his condition not available in Liberia.

Joseph Mulbah’s mother, Rebecca Reed, said her son suffered a stroke after a fall last October. He was later rushed to the John F. Kennedy Medical Center (JFKMC) for treatment.

Doctors at the JFKMC, after examining the patient, advised him to seek further diagnosis at the Jackson F. Doe Regional Hospital (JFDRH) in Tappita, Nimba County, Madam Reed recounted.

“At JFDRH, we were told that the medical equipment used to carry out such diagnoses had encountered technical problems, and therefore we were advised to take our son out of the country for advanced treatment,” Mrs. Reed lamented.

Since that time, Mrs. Reed said her son’s condition has deteriorated. His speech is affected and he has become bed-ridden and unable to walk on his own, she said.

Mrs. Reed is appealing to all Liberians at home and abroad to help her ailing son.

Mulbah’s parents last October sent a letter to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf requesting assistance to take Mulbah out of the country for medical attention.

Anyone willing to help Joseph Mulbah should please contact his family on the following mobile phone numbers: 0886 378 769 and 0886 812 888.

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