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Cancer patient seeks sh10m for Surgery

By Robert Ariaka

Added 5th July 2019 02:31 PM

Surundu made his first visit for treatment in Arua regional referral hospital on July 2, 2017, and was diagnosed with cancer of the skin only to be referred to Mulago hospital for a biopsy.

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Gift Surundu in the picture is seeking for sh10m for cancer treatment. Photo by Robert Ariaka

Surundu made his first visit for treatment in Arua regional referral hospital on July 2, 2017, and was diagnosed with cancer of the skin only to be referred to Mulago hospital for a biopsy.

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ARUA - A 33 years old man with an Albinism condition suffering from cancer of the skin is seeking public support for treatment.

Gift Surundu appeals to well-wishers, institutions and government bodies to support him with sh10m to get treatment from Mulago national referral hospital.

Surundu made his first visit for treatment in Arua regional referral hospital on July 2, 2017, and was diagnosed with cancer of the skin only to be referred to Mulago hospital for a biopsy.

However due to financial constraints, he was unable to proceed for further treatment.

 ift urundu showing a swelling he developed at the back after he was diagnosed with cancer hoto by obert riaka Gift Surundu showing a swelling he developed at the back after he was diagnosed with cancer. Photo by Robert Ariaka

 
Speaking to New Vision on Thursday, Surundu said, he got clearance from the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) of Arua Oyaa Nahori Awua in a letter dated May 2, 2019 permitting him to seek financial support from the public for the treatment.

Since the death of his father, Surundu’s has been taken care of by his mother. She is responsible for his survival.

On a daily basis, he walks with a copy of the referral letter from the hospital seeking funds for his treatment.

Surundu needs to undergo radiotherapy diagnosis in Mulago hospital.

Without any job, Surundu says he depends on good Samaritans for clothes and shoes.

Currently, Surundu resides in Euata village in Arua district. He completed his primary education in Arua demonstration and O level education at Mvara secondary school. 

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