Businessman brings hope for young cancer patient; calls on others to assist


Seven-year-old Munesh Narayan, who has been diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, is one step closer to receiving the treatment he needs after a contribution by businessman Azruddin Mohamed.

The advanced treatment and technology necessary for Munesh’s recovery is not available in Guyana and is estimated to cost between US$100,000 and US$300,000.

Mohamed, on Tuesday, met with the child’s mother and a representative from the SHEA organisation.

The SHEA Charity, a non-profit organisation that supports children in need of medical treatment abroad, continues to work tirelessly to help those who are in similar situations as Munesh, Team Mohamed’s said in a press statement.

“The organisation’s efforts are often supported by ordinary working-class individuals who contribute what they can to help those in need. However, Mr. Mohamed is joining the organisation and Munesh’s mother to call on the business community in Guyana to step up and take their corporate social responsibility seriously,” Team Mohamed’s added.

In a statement, the philanthropist said: “It’s disappointing that those who can afford to contribute to such causes are often not doing enough. If 15-20 of us each make a contribution of about US$4,000, little Munesh will be able to get the help he needs.”

“Let’s join hands to support more children and people in need. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those who need it the most.”

Mohamed and the SHEA Charity are urging anyone who can contribute to their cause to do so through the following means.

* Donations can be made through Facebook:

* Local Bank: Demerara Bank

* Name: Lori Narine

* Account: 6002041325

* VENMO: @LoriNarine

* Website:

“By donating, individuals can help support life-saving treatment for Munesh and others in need,” Mohamed said.

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