…Renews Call for help
By Alloycious David
Victoria B. Keryibah, 39, who is suffering from multiple bone fractures sustained in a motorcycle accident, said her condition has deteriorated to the extent that she no longer walks around.
Ms. Keryibah is appealing to goodwill Liberians, heads of philanthropic organizations and foreign residents to assist her seek medical treatment out of the country.
The victim, who has endured this condition since the accident in 2014 along the Bahn-Buutuo highway in Nimba County, said her condition is worsening.
“I no longer walk by myself. But I was able to meet with doctors at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia, who informed me that the hospital lacks the required equipment to perform the kind of operation needed to repair my broken bones,” Victoria lamented.
She said doctors at the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Nimba had earlier referred her to JFK, where doctors there finally advised her to seek treatment abroad.
“The doctors say I should either go to Ghana or the United States for bone fracture surgery, because the equipment is not in the country,” she added.
In a recent interview with journalists from her residence in Bahn, central Nimba, Victoria said her right leg was broken in three places when a motorcycle from the opposite lane collided with the one she was being transported on.
“I don’t have any means to travel out of Liberia. I don’t even have traveling documents. This is why I am begging people to help me get out of the country,” she added.
Since the accident, Victoria, who was the breadwinner for her family, said her children are out of school, because she cannot afford their fees.
“My four children have not started school and I am worried that they may not even go to school because of my condition. It is because of this same condition that my man after 15 years has now abandoned me; and said men do not like a woman in my condition,” Victoria said.
At least there is good news for Victoria coming from E. Vah Mahn, a Liberian living in the United States, who promised to offer her lodging and feeding if someone helps her travel to the U.S.
With that offer, anyone willing to help Victoria with her travel and medical expenses can contact the following numbers: 0777544882, 0886544882, 0880051887 or 0777838758.