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Heart X-ray boy gets US$270 from Masvingo Unite


MASVINGO – Masvingo Unite has donated US$270 to Denlord Chimuka (8) who is suffering from a ailment and requires the money for x-ray to ascertain the type of surgery he should undergo.

The money was handed over by Masvingo Unite representatives, prominent retailer Ignatius Mazambani, fuel mogul Julius Marambire, Kudakwashe Murinda and Nkulumani Mlambo at The Midweek Watch offices along Shuvai Mahofa Street on Thursday (today).

Babra Chimuka, Denlord’s mother was grateful to Masvingo Unite for mobilizing the money to enable her child to go for an x-ray and said she will travel to Harare on the same day so that they can go to the doctor early on Friday morning.

“I am very grateful for what this organisation has done in helping my son to go through the medical procedures that are going to determine whether he is going to require a surgical operation or not,” said Chimuka.

“We are already going to catch a bus to Harare this evening and sleep at Harare hospital where he is going to be attended to by the doctors tomorrow,” said Chimuka.

Chimuka’s son is set to undergo electrocardiogram (ECG) and Echocardiogram (ECHO) X-rays.

Denlord is wheelchair-bound, can neither talk nor walk, wears diapers, have difficulties in breathing and this illness has stalled his physical, mental and psychological growth.

For those who want to assist or support in whatever way they can contact Chimuka on 0785 335 729 since chances are that Denlord may require more money for the impending operation to repair his heart.

“We read about the boy’s plight in the media, that he requires US$250 for an x-ray and we decided to pool our resources together to assist him.

“We will continue to give a helping hand whenever we can on a quarterly basis as Masvingo Unite,” said Mazambani during the handover ceremony.

Masvingo Unite is a grouping of well wishers who have pledged to assist those in need every quarter and has members in and outside the country.   

Since its formation last year the group has donated US$650 goods to the Mucheke Old People’s Home last year and recently US$450 goods at Ratidzo Zimcare Trust School.

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