No assistance has yet come for a three-year-old Harare girl, Bridgette Mandimutsira, whose face is badly disfigured following an attack from a disease known a xeroderma pigmentosum or XP, which is usually inherited.
It results from extreme sensitivity to ultraviolet rays from sunlight. This condition mostly affects the eyes and areas of skin exposed to the sun.
Bridgette has been receiving treatment at a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, since March last year and has so far undergone seven operations. She now needs to go for an operation to remove tumour cells.
Her mother Benedict Makumbe told NewsDay her daughter needed assistance to go for an operation to remove tumour cells.
She said though the South African doctor had pledged to operate her free of charge, she still required money for transport, food and accommodation.
Those willing to assist Bridgette can make deposits into her mothers Stanbic Bank account number 0240066358001, Samora Machel Avenue Branch. They can also contact her on 0775 820 441.