'In Malawi, when you get cancer that is it, you are finished' Nurse tells of struggle as Scots charity donates to rural hospital

'In Malawi, when you get cancer that is it, you are finished' Nurse tells of struggle as Scots charity donates to rural hospital
 

Jeremiah Elliot can remember playing football with his friends before blood cancer stole his young life away.
Now the emaciated 14-year-old lies dying on an old cement sack outside his mud hut home.
In Scotland, he would have had a fighting chance of beating Burkitt’s lymphoma through early detection followed by radiotherapy or chemotherapy sessions.
But Jeremiah was born in Malawi, where he faces a nearly impossible battle to survive.
And yet, he is among the lucky ones with his condition – thanks to basic palliative care being funded by Scottish medical charity EMMS International.
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19 December 2017 in World News, Views: 54
Source: Daily Record
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