NATC has sponsored the medical treatment of a young Liberian lady, Ms. Naomi Zeinabu Meh aged 30. She is currently admitted in Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, India under the supervision and care of Dr. Jayant Barve, a respected MD and Gastroenterologist.
Patient Details: Ms. Naomi Zeinabu MEH, Ward No. 6, Bed No. 24, Indoor Patient No. 12005, Liberian Passport No. L 043646
Since she has been under the care of the doctors in India, we have found out that not only does Naomi have Osteo-Carcinoma (Cancer in the Pelvic Bone) but is also suffering from Jaundice and TB. This really explains the enormous suffering she has been undergoing for the past few years. She reportedly used to vomit huge amounts of blood before the treatment began at the hospital. At the moment, the doctors are trying to first cure the Jaundice and TB, which is on course. They have also started Radio Therapy treatment to shrink the tumor in her pelvic area before considering the supra-major surgery to excise the tumour. The Doctors believe that if they rush into carrying out the surgery without ensuring her Lungs and Liver are in suitable condition, then the surgery could be prove fatal as it will be done under General Anesthesia and there are chances of Lung/Liver Failure/Collapse if they are not fit enough. Therefore she will undergo treatment for the Jaundice and TB until the Doctors confirm that she is fit for surgery to remove the tumor. This may take up to the next 2-3 weeks.
Naomi is 30 years old, a mother of a 10-year old girl and a former employee of NLTC (the predecessor of NATC). Naomi has been suffering for several years now from a malignant tumour in the pelvic region of her body. She sought treatment from various hospitals and as you all know, given the poor quality of care available at the medical facilities in Liberia, has continued to suffer because of the lack of proper diagnosis and treatment. The doctors at Firestone Hospital actually amputated one of her legs which was unnecessary.
Noami used to visit the NATC offices from time to time and, to take her mind off her illness, offered to provide voluntary administrative and marketing duties. She managed to even get us a new client. Naomi is an exceptionally intelligent, capable and wonderful girl. More than that, she is a survivor and we wonder how she has managed to cope with her pain all this time.
Having learned more about the suffering she has undergone - she has not been able to get a decent night's sleep in the last few years due to the sheer agony she suffers from - NATC made the decision to sponsor her travel and associated costs to and from India.
We got her a passport, visa to India and arranged for the ticket and travelling cash which amounted to about $ 2,500.00. We have also borne the initial hospital fees which amount to US $ 3,000.00. The next step of her treatment involves US$5,000.00 and a further US$5,000.00 (maybe more) for the Major Surgery. We are committed to bear the financial costs and to go all the way in order to save her life. She herself has insisted that she would rather die on the surgery table rather than come back to Liberia to continue a life of physical misery.
The doctors predict a 80 % rate of recovery and extended life span by another 5-10 years.
NATC is a mid-sized company that is trying its best to help Naomi. We are requesting our friends and community to help us do a good deed and save the life of Naomi who deserves a fighting chance.
We will appreciate any amount of contribution, even amounts as little as US$100.00. Every penny counts! We spend hundreds of dollars going to the beach/restaurant/ entertainment on ourselves. If everyone of us decides to skip one such outing this can help save a life.
You may give the donation to us in cash or directly transfer to the NATC Account in Monrovia, Liberia or the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai, India:
Nanavati Hospital, India
Bank name: Axis Bank, Santa Cruz West.
Account no: 778010200000019 in favour of Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital.
Swift code: AXISINBB020
IFSC CO: UTIB000778
Make sure that the Patient details are mentioned in the transfer.
New Africa Technology Company
Ecobank Account Number: 004-1024701946001
IB Bank Account Number: 04-00-02532-6
Please see below a letter from the Hospital confirming that Naomi is admitted there and undergoing care.
You may contact us for more details and information.
Please join us in a good cause to save the life of a young girl and mother.