‘I am seriously dying in pain’, man makes SOS call
By Lincoln G. Peters
Mr. Nelson Logao, a father of four children, has launched a passionate appeal to all well-meaning Liberians, philanthropists, humanitarian organizations, politicians, and religious leaders across the country to help him undergo medical surgery outside the country.
Mr. Logao, a resident of Electoral District #5, Nimba County, is suffering from a jaw tumor (relatively rare growth that develops in the jawbone) which has subjected him to extreme pain.
His condition has also subjected him to societal exclusion, something which is posing serious setbacks to his ability to cater to his family.
“I am dying in serious pain. I can’t have good [a] sleep, my son. I can’t do hard work and because of that I am finding it difficult to support or feed my family,” he told local journalists in Nimba.
“My wife and I survive on farming activities to support our home and children in school, but since this sickness came [upon] me, things are really hard for us because only the woman [can work], ” he said.
He appeals to people to help him financially so that he can undergo surgery outside the country.
Narrating the genesis of the illness, Mr. Logao said it all started in 2006 with a toothache that caused him to apply different medications over the years.
But he said those medications have not helped and he continues to have sleepless nights.
Mr. Logao indicated that the little produce from his wife’s farming activities is insufficient to take care of his family’s needs.
Many nights he said he went to bed on an empty stomach because he finds it difficult to eat.
He said this is because of the illness he is suffering, and even the food available is insufficient.
“I have visited several native doctors, clinics and some hospitals, spending lots of money but my condition is yet to improve,” he lamented.
“I am really suffering because I have no sleep and I can’t even eat. This is really hurtful.”
He said he was told that he needs a surgical solution outside the country to save his life.–Edited by Winston W. Parley