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5-year-old Mukama is stranded in India

By Ritah Monica Mukasa

Added 2nd December 2016 01:45 PM

By February 2016, her condition worsened which prompted the doctors at Platinum Medical Centre to insert a shunt in her because the tumor could not be removed due to its location.

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By February 2016, her condition worsened which prompted the doctors at Platinum Medical Centre to insert a shunt in her because the tumor could not be removed due to its location.

 

Five-year-old Jackline Mukama was diagnosed with a Pineal gland tumor in November 2015 at Nsambya hospital.

By February 2016, her condition worsened which prompted the doctors at Platinum Medical Centre to insert a shunt in her because the tumor could not be removed due to its location.  

She was recommended for radiotherapy at Mulago Hospital but the machine collapsed before Mukama was treated.  

In May 2016, she lost her sight. A friend connected the parents to George Ntambi of Action for the Disadvantaged People (ACDIPE) who connected them to Narayana Hospital in India for Mukama to be operated on at a cost of sh40m.  

Through contributions from ACDIPE, Healthy Initiative Association, friends and well-wishers, Jackline left for India on 31/07/2016.

At Narayana hospital, during the operation, doctors discovered other complications and came up with a new treatment plan which costs $45,000.  Both Jackline and her mother are now stranded in India as the family cannot raise the money.  

They therefore appeal to well-wishers and friends in need for any contributions to rescue Jackline’s life as ACDIPE has contributed $10,000 towards her medical bill.

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