ood Samaritan donates to help reconstuct man’s swollen face

GOBABIS: Immanuel August, an 18-year-old boy who had his face disfigured by a swollen gland on the right side of his face, might soon be going for an operation to remove the swollen gland.

August have been searching for funds to make his dream of eventually removing the huge swelling on his face – which has somewhat made his sight difficult – a reality.

Although no official quote is available stipulating the needed amount, the cost is estimated to run close to a N$100 000.

On Wednesday, a Walvis Bay based company – Ark Fishing, responded to the clarion call for donations to the needy boy, following a Nampa article on August’s condition last month.

Mateus Amathila, a director in the company travelled to Gobabis on the day, where he handed over a cheque of N$20 000 towards the Governor’s Social Fund to assist in August’s travelling and other ad- hoc expenses as he seeks medical attention.

Amathila said he was moved by the article on August’s condition, which appeared in local newspapers, to such extent that he went on a quest to convince his co-directors to allow the company to donate towards August’s medical expenses.

‘It was an emotional story to read. I could not imagine what I would have done if I was in the shoes of this boy, his mother or the sister present here today. As such, it was such a relief and great joy when my co-directors agreed to the donation.,’ he said.

Omaheke Regional Governor, Festus Ueitele implored other companies – especially those that have operations in the Omaheke Region – top follow suit and also donate to the Governor’s Social Fund to assist August.

‘We have big corporates in this region. Where are they? Why are they not donating to this good cause? Where is their social responsibility? Where are the AGRAs, and others who have regular auctions each each? They must come on board,’ he noted.

Ueitele donated a N$1000 to the cause.

Malesca August, Immanuel’s elder sister who spoke on behalf of the mother, thanked those who have donated towards the cost of operation for his brother.

‘We really have no words to say. All I can say is that may the blessings of the Lord fall upon all of you and may you be rewarded in doubles for giving to my little brother,’ she said.

Although Immanuel was admitted by the state under a special fund established to cater for illness such as that he is facing, he was only operated once under that scheme.

The initial operation, which he underwent towards the end of last year, merely removed minor tissues from the swollen area and it is evident that more operations would be required to remove the entire Malesca, who is a temporary teacher at a primary school in Gobabis, along her mother who does domestic work, are the only breadwinners for the family of about eight.

(edited)By Charles Tjatindi

GOBABIS; An 18-year-old man whose face was disfigured by a swollen gland on the right side of his face, might soon be going for an operation to remove it.

The huge swelling on Immanuel August’s face has somewhat made his sight difficult.

Although no official quote is available stipulating the needed amount, the cost is estimated to run close to N.dollars 100 000.

On Wednesday, Walvis Bay-based company Ark Fishing responded to the clarion call for donations to the needy young man, following a Nampa article last month on August’s condition.

Mateus Amathila, a director in that company, travelled to Gobabis on Wednesday to hand over a cheque of N.dollars 20 000 towards the Governor’s Social Fund to assist in August’s travelling and other ad hoc expenses as he seeks medical attention.

Amathila said he was moved by the article on August’s condition, which appeared in local newspapers, to such extent that he went on a quest to convince his co-directors to allow the company to donate towards the expected medical expenses.

“It was an emotional story to read. I could not imagine what I would have done if I was in the shoes of this boy, his mother or the sister present here today. As such, it was such a relief and great joy when my co-directors agreed to the donation,” he noted.

Omaheke Regional Governor Festus Ueitele implored other companies, especially those with operations in this region, to follow suit and to also donate to the Governor’s Social Fund to assist August.

“We have big corporates in this region. Where are they? Why are they not donating to this good cause?

Where is their social responsibility? Where are the AGRAs, and others who have regular auctions? They must come on board!” he charged.

Ueitele donated N.dollars 1 000 to the cause.

Malesca August – Immanuel’s elder sister who spoke on behalf of the mother – thanked those who have donated towards the cost of the operation for her brother.

“We really have no words to say. All I can say is that may the blessings of the Lord fall upon all of you, and may you be rewarded in double for giving to my little brother,” she said.

Although Immanuel was admitted by the State under a special fund established to cater for illnesses such as the one he is facing, he was only operated on once under that scheme.

The initial operation which he underwent towards the end of last year merely removed minor tissue from the swollen area, and it is evident that more operations would be required to remove the entire swollen gland.

Malesca, who is a temporary teacher at a primary school in Gobabis, along with her mother who does domestic work, are the only breadwinners for the family of eight.

SOURCE: NAMPA