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Man with deteriorating health seeks assistance for medical

Author: Wol Mapal | Published: Saturday, January 28, 2023

A 35-year-old man suffering from a fluid build-up in his brain is appealing to well-wishers for financial support to get treatment for the condition.

The medical condition known as hydrocephalus is an abnormal buildup of fluid in the ventricles deep within the brain.

This excess fluid causes the ventricles to widen, putting pressure on the brain’s tissues.

James Buoyar Mel is a former worker of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

He says the illness occurred after falling sick to typhoid before experiencing visual deterioration and pressure in his spinal cord in 2017.

Following his sight checkup,he was then transferred to Nairobi, Kenya in 2018  where he was given some medicines to help reduce the spread of the disease to other parts of his brain.

According to Buoyar, a Kenyan medical doctor who attended to him advised him to back after 5 years for a follow-up.

But the condition has worsened over the years despite taking the medication.

The father of four says he is currently jobless and cannot make it to Nairobi, Kenya for the medical follow-up.

Speaking to Eye Radio on phone yesterday, he put a call to the well-wishers to assist him to review his health status as the given period has drawn.

“I happened to have a sickness which has become a burden on me and I can’t afford anymore to look for medication outside South Sudan,

“So, if there is anyone within the community there with the will to help take me outside again for treatment.”

Worrying about his kids, Buoyar said the illness has become a burden to him and he wants to restore his health to support them.

“I don’t have anything since I have no work. My wife is with me and four children who are even still very young,

“This thing is worrying me and that is why I have to look where I can help so that I start supporting myself alone”, he said.

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