West Dem Masters donate cricket prize money to kidney transplant patient
West Demerara Masters have played a life-changing stroke by donating their entire prize money from a recent cricket tournament to a teenager who is preparing for renal surgery.
The WD Masters ended the inaugural Guyana Cricket Board’s Over-40 tournament as runner-up to Regal Masters where they walked away with $100,000 and have passed on the entire sum to Nadia Budwah to assist with dialysis for her teenage son.
Aditya Mohabir, 15, was diagnosed with renal failure in August this year and has since been battling for his life with his single parent mother by his side. The surgery, which will be done at the Georgetown Public Hospital by Dr. Kishore Persaud and his team of surgeons, will see Nadia donating one of her kidneys to her son.
Aditya was forced to quit Endeavour Secondary School in Canal Number Two after he started to ‘drop back’ in his class. His mother then sent him to private tutoring in Canal Number One, but he would often fall asleep during the sessions. It was then that his mother realised that something was wrong and after a series of visits to the West Demerara Regional Hospital and then the Georgetown Public Hospital the terrible news was confirmed.
At that point it seems as if the already bad situation in the family was getting worse since Budwah lost her job following the outbreak of COVID-19. However, the determined mother still manages to take Aditya to the Doobay Medical Centre twice per week for dialysis, travelling all the way from their home at Vriesland Wales, West Bank Demerara.
Members of the WD Masters heard of the situation and immediately following the conclusion of the cricket tournament early in December, handed over the cheque to Aditya and his mother.
The WD Masters are also urging others to reach out to Aditya and his mother in any way to make the already tough time a little easier. Persons may contact 686-1355 with assistance.
Budwah was grateful to the WD Masters and is hoping and praying for better days for her family. (John Ramsingh)