Gaui family desperate for help...
(Source: Samoa Observer)
SLOWLY CHOKING: Desmond Kenape has a rock stuck in his wind pipe and needs help to get treatment in New Zealand.
Lying at the Tupua Tamasese Meaole hospital, is seven year old Desmond Kenape who is in need of help.
Due to depart for an operation in Auckland New Zealand Thursday this week, his 38 year old father, Kenape Gaui is begging for financial assistance from anyone.
“Please, I am begging for your help as I am empty handed at the moment.”
His son was taken to the hospital on Sunday 30th of June where they were told that the boy needed overseas treatment.
“He was laughing with one of his friends when one of them threw a piece of rock in his open mouth.”
“My son choked on the piece of rock and we rushed him to the hospital.”
Later on, his son swallowed the rock but it went down the “wrong pipe.”
“It went into the wrong side and it affected his breathing.”
At daytime, Mr. Gaui said his son is calm but at night time, it’s a hard job.
“He has trouble breathing at night time and it’s been tough seeing him in that situation.”
Mr. Gaui said he is willing to take whatever people have to offer as his son is in a “life threatening” situation.
“It is all for the hope that my son can make it in time for his operation and that his operation would be successful.”
“Starship Children’s Hospital building was contacted for help and they replied Wednesday this week.”
Given a week to collect $4,000 for travelling needs, he came up short by $2,485.40.
“That is why I am seeking your help.”
“No one in my family is employed so it’s really hard to get money.”
“We would like to acknowledge our Church of Latter-day Saints and a few other members who helped with assistance but we still need help.”
His son is currently in hospital.
His father did not know much about the incident as he was worried about the situation his son is in.
A medical assessment reads that the boy suffers from a ‘Foreign Body Aspiration’ and a ‘Chest Infection secondary to Foreign Body Aspiration’.
Desmond requires a ‘bronchoscope and removal of Foreign Body’.
This is why he will be taken to Starships Children’s Hospital for operation.
The Government has paid for some costs but Mr. Gaui says other costs could stop them from going.
Donations can be made by contacting him personally on 7716471 or at the Samoa Victim Support Group on 27904 or free line 800-7874.