By RIEL MAJOR
Tribune Staff Reporter
A DISTRAUGHT father struggling to raise funds to airlift his daughter to the United States for emergency brain surgery has made an emotional plea to the public for financial assistance.
Kenton Rolle is the father of nine-year-old Kenniyha Rolle who was rushed to hospital last week after she experienced symptoms of a stroke.
Unfortunately, his daughter’s medical bills are $100,000 and she doesn’t have any medical insurance.
“Last Wednesday the school called me to pick her up because she wasn’t feeling good,” Mr Rolle said. “When my wife took her to PMH, she did a scan and that’s when we discovered she had a brain tumour. They released some of the fluid out of her head to relieve some of the pressure.”
Mr Rolle said an MRI scan showed his daughter has a tumour that required immediate removal.
“She is currently in the Intensive Care Unit. Sunday, the doctors took the tube out of her throat because she was feeding through the tube and they removed the drips from her hand. Now she can talk and is doing good.”
Mr Rolle said his family is in dire need of financial assistance.
Anyone who wants to lend support or offer donations can contact Kenniyha’s parents at 242-436-8676 or 242-426-3663.