One year old Francis Kpulum last Friday left the shores of Sierra Leone with his mother Emilia Gbassa for Kenya where an operation is expected to be performed at the Gertrude’s’ Garden Children Hospital to stop the swelling of his brain (hydrocephalus).
The Mother Emilia Gbassa told journalists that the sickness started when his son was three and half months old.
After this disclosure, she said she took Francis to the Bo Government hospital where she was told that he had hydrocephalus and that they cannot do the operation nor are they able to treat him.
Mrs Gbassa stated that she was then referred to Freetown.
In Freetown she said she took Francis to the Princess Christian Maternity Hospital (PCMH) where she was again told that they cannot perform the operation to cure him.
Speaking with a sad tone she explained that she then went to Mercy Ship but the conditions got worse.
She explained that three months later she traveled to Guinea where they did a brain scan on her son’s head and she was told that he had Hydrocephalus.
Because of the sickness she said that her husband abandoned her.
The mother said that she came to Pikin Bizness through a former Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Parliamentarian who accompanied her to the office.
As they prepared to leave, she expressed the hope that with the help of Pikin Buziness “I know my child will be saved”.