14 year old’s Desperate Call for Help

If you are touched by this boy's plight, please contact his grandfather, Mr Olivis Mcheri on +263 771 128558.

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Blessing Moyo developed a cancerous wound on his left arm sometime in 2014
Blessing Moyo developed a cancerous wound on his left arm sometime in 2014

A 14-year-old Zimbabwean boy is in dire need of financial assistance to enable him to access medical attention. Born in Silobela on the 4th of July 2005, Blessing Moyo developed a cancerous wound on his left arm sometime in 2014.Doctors at Kwekwe Hospital confirmed his ailment in October the same year.

If you are touched by this boy’s plight, please contact his grandfather, Mr Olivis Mcheri on +263 771 128558.

BY Ronnie Chisamba 

After the diagnosis Blessing was hospitalised at Kwekwe Hospital for 3 months. Financial incapacitation led to his discharge. Faced with limited options the family was left with no alternative but to seek traditional herbal treatment in its quest to save the boy’s life.

As evidenced by The Solutions Tower during a recent visit to Lily Farm (about 7km from Patchway Mine in Kadoma, along the Patchway – Sanyati road), Blessing’s place of residence, the traditional medicines have only delayed the growth of the cancer but have not done much towards total cure.

 The only child, Blessing was orphaned due to the demise of his mother, Hilda Mpofu in 2009.Since then he has been in the care of his maternal grandparents, Alice Moyo (47) and Olivis Mcheri (48).Mr Olivis Mcheri is unemployed and the shopkeeper’s earnings which come through Alice are meagre and can hardly meet the family’s daily needs.

Blessing was supposed to be in secondary school but the disturbances that were brought about by his illness have left him still anticipating writing his national Grade 7 examinations. He is a devoted Christian and has a passion for art.

The young lad did not hesitate to show his artistic talent by hastily drawing a picture of Adam and Eve – in the garden of Eden – for The Solutions Tower. “My dream is to one day be recognized among Zimbabwe’s great artistes,” he chuckled during the interview.

Investigations by this publication have revealed that cancer treatment is costly and beyond the reach of ordinary Zimbabweans. Blessing’s hope of realising his dream and living a normal life depend solely on 2 words: empathy and sympathy.

If you are touched by this boy’s plight, please contact his grandfather, Mr Olivis Mcheri on +263 771 128558.

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