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…Parents Call On First Family, Others To Save His Life

The indigent parents of a three-year old boy, Yalaketeh Popo, who was born with his wrests and spinal cord as well as his left hand and foot complexly paralyzed have made  an SOS call to humanitarian, fraternal, religious and other groups at home and abroad for medical treatment to save the precious life of the little boy.

The child and his parents are residents of the Morris Farm Community, Paynesville- Red light, out Monrovia.

According to the boy’s parents, during his birth, the child developed respiratory failure and had to be kept in an incubator following what medical personnel call “tracheostomy procedures” wherein a tube was inserted in his windpipe in order to help him to breathe.

One week after his birth, the parents sadly narrated that little Yalaketeh became severely sick as he could not breath easily.

The mother of the child, Ruth Popo, also pointed out that they, as parents, were later advised by medical doctors that the child needs advanced medical attention abroad.

 According to the parents, at the state-owned John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Sinkor, Monrovia, where he was initially taken, the child was accommodated in the chronicle wall for children who face similar conditions.

“It pains me a lot to see my son in this terrible condition. I am praying to God for help to save his life,” his distressed mother told the Women Voices.

” It is disheartening to see our innocent son suffering like this,” said his father who is also a Pastor of the City of Refuge Apostolic Church which is located at Morris Farm in Paynesville.

 “ My son was born facing lots of breathing problems, and when Doctors examined him, they found out that he was paralyzed,” the father said.

He was then taken to JFK for treatment and until now, his side is dead,” said Pastor Wesley Popo.

The Pastor Popo, however, quoted Doctors as saying his son’s respiratory condition will automatically improve as he gains more weight and grows.

“He is going through a life-threatening condition. I don’t wish anyone to go through this kind of situation in life. Every day and night, we take him from place to place for treatment to save his life,” he added. The parents also called on First Lady, Clar Weah and President George Manneh Weah, foreign diplomatic missions among others for the child’s much-needed medical treatment whether in cash or kind.