The National, Friday 24th August 2012
A FAMILY in Port Moresby is appealing for financial support in their quest to take their son overseas for medical treatment.
Seven-year-old Salimana Samuel has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affect movement.
Cerebral palsy is not a disease, it is a condition.
Salimana’s parents Thomas Mausing and Rose Sapak have been raising funds to take their son for overseas medical treatment.
This week, they received K1,000 from Port Moresby businessman Steven Kilage.
Kilage, during the presentation, said the family needed to raise K60,000 to get treatment in Singapore.
The couple is hoping to raise extra money which they will use to purchase the much-needed medical equipment for other children who are also suffering from the same condition.
The equipment can be donated to Cheshire Home.
They plan to talk to the management of Port Moresby General Hospital to donate a trim so all equipment purchased by the them can be used for other children suffering from the same disease.
A fund-raising activity currently taking place for Salimana is the selling or raffle tickets.
The tickets are selling at K10 a book.
First prize is K10,000 worth of fireworks to be provided by Lamana.
Second prize is a return Air Niugini ticket for two to anywhere in the country.
Individuals or groups interested in helping Salimana for his operation can get more information from Thomas Mausing on phone number 7386 1795.
For donations, bank account details are: BSP 10016601022, Port Moresby.