….full statement from chair of Prince’s fundraiser.
“In the meantime, Lucie has been to the UK and been in contact with the two hospitals we were referred to by Achieng. Unfortunately it seems they will not admit Prince unless he is covered by the NHS (National Health Service) which could only happen if Prince was enrolled in college there. The cost of seeking Sickle Cell treatment without this coverage is beyond us.
“We immediately set about looking for alternatives and have been in touch with the Indian High Commission to see if they have any leads that can assist us pursue treatment in India. Last Saturday we had a fruitful meeting with Princes family to deliberate on the way forward and will meet again later this month and they are also helping guide us on whats best for him.
His Doctor in Nairobi Dr Riyat is also assisting to see if we can find an institution in India that can treat his condition. We wish to emphasize that there is managing his condition which can be done in Nairobi (even though it may be better managed abroad) and treatment which will mean he will be free of the debilitating conditions of sickle cell and able to lead a full and productive life.
The latter is what we are seeking to do.
We do also have a contact in America who is pursuing a few institutions there that specialize in Sickle Cell treatment. As we continue to consult we are also getting second opinions this coming week from two different medical experts to help us make an informed decision about where he would get the best treatment at a cost we can afford.”