DEAR EDITOR, I can report that the SFA has agreed, today, to provide the money needed to send 13 year old Myrin Siarobo from Malaita to Fiji to undergo a CT scan and for an investigation of her medical condition and stay in a Fiji hospital.
The offer to help the young girl and her family follows an appeal for help from her father, John, which was published in the Solomon Star newspaper this morning.
I can also say the SFA has also responded to my personal appeal for funds to cover the freight costs of sending two forty foot containers from New Zealand filled with 100 urgently needed hospital beds at the NRH, at the Buala hospital and at the main hospital in Malaita.
The beds will be supplied by Take My Hands Charity Trust (TMH) that has helped the medical service needs for the past three years.
The SFA previously very generously responded to my appeals on past occasions and funded the supply of more than 148 hospital beds to the NRH, together with hospital supplies.
Currently, a container is expected in Honiara any day loaded with furniture, mobility aids, eye glasses and clothing and footwear. The contents of the container I had requested for local NGO’s including the Referral Eye Centre and Hearts of Hope Charity.
Take My Hands managed to collate the supplies from a large number of donors in New Zealand and the freight costs were covered by the SFA following an appeal I made some 18 months ago.
I take this opportunity of thanking the President and Board Members of the SFA for the past and continuing help to good causes in the medical field and I am particularly appreciative of the SFA’s concern and help towards Myrin’s medical assessment and treatment.
I wish the young girl a speedy recovery.
Thank you sincerely.