By Charles Agaba
A 51 year old woman in Mpeefu sub-county Kagadi district is yearning for help from the government, NGOs and well-wishers over the worsening conditions of her grand child who was born with prematurity.
Siyama Kaitirwaki a resident of Mujiguru B LC1in Rwabaranga parish Mpeefu Sub-County is nursing her grandchild Ibrahim Yasiri Alicwamu 4 who has been battling Spina Bifida since his birth.
Spina Bifida is a birth defect in which a developing baby’s spinal cord fails to develop properly while in the womb.
Alicwamu was neglected by his parents Zamu Mbabazi and Ibrahim Saja at the age of nine month in Kyenjojo district after developing arbnomal tuft,of hair, a birthmark or productive spinal cord tissue.
Currently an old woman also suffering from diabetes and blood preasure, staying in a grass house is seeking for 6million to take Alicwamu to Mbarara University of science and technology for treatment.
“I received Alicwamu when he was nine month after being abandoned by his parents in kyenjojo district following failure to take care of him” Siyama said
According to Siyama she had moved to different health facilities of Kagadi Hospital, Kirembe, Virika, Mbarara among others seeking for treatment on the little money.
Although the first complications of spina Bifida was cured last in 2020, but since the beginning of October 2021, Alicwamu started developing more difficulties in the anus where a big hole developed releasing pass at every time.
“Alicwamu is unable to release any waste it’s me who targets the period of eaten food to have been digested and turned into wastes, then I squeeze him until some wastes are out”. Siyama said.
The Mujiguru village chairperson Anekereti Behangana Kanyankole has joined the grandmother of victim and residents to laud the voice seeking for help to treat the miner.
He said as a leader tried to consult experts on this disease but the end result was parents foregoing antenatal in hospitals.
Siyama humbly appealed for help from well wishers to contribute for her 6m to take Alicwamu to Mbarara University of science and technology for treatment and other related management.
“I have no food and drinks to feed Alicwamu because he had made me venerable all the time since I could take long on managing him”. Siyama narrated.
Whoever wants to save the life of Alicwamu can send the money on MTN Mobile Money No. 0782838251 in the names of Siyama Kaitirwaki.