SUNPOWER: Help is at hand for Bayanda!

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Bayanda gets help
Bayanda gets help

BAYANDA Nene, whose hand won’t stop growing, will finally get help.

Thanks to SunPower, the 11-year-old’s misery will end soon.

After Daily Sun published a story about the boy from Nkolokotho Village in Mtubatuba, northern KZN, the Health Department intervened.

They booked him an appointment at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban.

The boy was transported to hospital, together with his gogo, Nomusa Ngcobo (70), to see specialists.

Gogo Nomusa said although the doctors could not tell them what was wrong, they booked a date for an operation.

“They examined him but didn’t tell me what caused his hand to grow so big. We are going back on 19 August and they will operate on my grandson,” she said.

Bayanda was born with a swollen hand and before her death, his mum took him to a number of healthcare facilities to get help but with no luck. When she died, his gogo took over the task.

She lost hope in 2020 when she was told Bayanda couldn’t go to the hospital due to Covid-19 restrictions.

“I lost hope that we would ever get help. His sibling posted about him on social media and our plight caught the attention of the media.

“We thank everyone who played a role in getting us help. My Bayanda will finally live a life free of pain like other kids,” she said.

Bayanda’s sister Nokulunga Nene (24) said: “I’m happy that he will be like other boys, playing soccer and moving freely.”

KZN Department of Health spokesman Mdu Ncalane comfirmed that Bayanda was seen by health experts on Monday, 20 June.

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