Florence Matagede from Salamaua in the Huon Gulf District of Morobe and husband Christopher Napoleon from Alotau are in desperate need for financial assistance to go towards their 5 year old daughter’s medical appeal.
According to Florence, Joana currently has a swollen lump from what used to be a blood clot that formed above her right eye.
“When Joana was born, the village mid-wife who helped deliver Joana accidently dropped her which caused the swelling on her right eye that stayed with her after birth until now, says Florence.”
They were advised by doctors from Angau Hospital in Lae to wait until Joana turns 7 or 8 years old before they could clean out the blood clot but due to her eye getting swollen each day, they are seeking any form of assistance now to quickly help out their child.
Florence is currently in Port Moresby while Joana is in Alotau with her father waiting for financial assistance to seek medical attention.
According to Florence, she came to Port Moresby last month to seek financial assistance from the general public to go back and help her daughter out, but she is also facing financial problems to make her way back to her family to help little Joana out.
With her the swelling getting bigger each day, her mother is appealing to the general public to help assist in any way to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
She added that, they have not opened any medical appeal account yet, but those who wish to donate can call her up on 71970986 for more information.