Peter's parents may not have finances required to help their beloved son. Therefore, we are sharing their burden and young Peter's plight with the hope and trust in the LORD that people from Papua New Guinea and the world may put their hands together to help little Peter Elijah and his parents to get him the needed medical treatment on time.
HELP PETER ELIJAH TO GET NEEDED MEDICAL TREATMENT
5 year-old Peter Elijah and his parents walked all the way from remote Rai Coast district in Madang province of Papua New Guinea to reach the provincial hospital with the hope of receiving medical attention.
Sadly, they were told that there is no specialist for that kind of health condition.
The only reason most parents in rural Papua New Guinea have that make medical referrals difficult and such children like Peter do not recieve the much needed care and treatment is poor financial support.
Since Peter's parents may not have finances required to help their beloved son, we are sharing their burden and young Peter's plight with the hope and trust that Papua New Guinea and the world may put their hands together to help little Peter Elijah and his parents to get him the right medical treatment on time that he needs.
Observation of Peter's Condition by Ms. Mangu Kendino - Mangu Kendino
According to her LinkedIn profile, Ms Mangu is an Emergency Physician working in Port Moresby General Hospital. She made the following obsevation after looking at Peter's picture:
That's a Retinoblastoma (cancer of the eye). Yes it does need an Ophthalmology specialist. It also requires further imaging (CT scan/ MRI) to ascertain degree of spread (if any). The Paediatric Specialists at Modilon Hospital are in the best position to give sound advice to the family. Please ensure that is done (at the very least). Because there may be difficulty in communication or some misinterpretation or misunderstanding with information already given to the parents of this child.
Observation of Peter's Condition by Ms. Merelyne Pindau - Assistant Nurse Unit Manager at PORT MORESBY GENERAL HOSPITAL:
That looks like a right Retinoblastoma. Have they seen our Pediatric team at Modilon Hospital? Usually they assess and do referrals to Port Moresby General Hospital for further investigations including CT scan/MRI and for Chemotherapy. Hopefully the team had seen this child. The only reason most parents have that makes referrals difficult and such children do not recieve the much needed care and treatment is poor financial support. Prayers for poor Peter and family. Only God knows their hearts.
Help Peter Elijah - AN UPDATE ON LITTLE PETER ELIJAH'S SITUATION - 21 February 2022.
by David Kombako - Social researcher into quantum interpretations of social, political and economic issues at UPNG.
At 3pm today (21st/02) I was able to contact by phone, little Peter's grandfather, Daniel Maire. Daniel is now at Pitu village, which is close to the Ranara government station, Naho Rawa Local Level Government, Rai Coast district.
Three weeks ago, little Peter and his parents travelled to Madang town to seek medical help. However, without financial support, family and friends in Madang town, they could not sustain themselves and had to travel back to their village at Mungo, which is in the mountains of Ranara.
At the time I spoke to Daniel on the phone, little Peter and his parents were already back in Mungo village, and it would take two days to walk to Pitu village at Ranara. Little Peter is not feeling well and without immediate attention, it is getting worse.
It is difficult to contact people directly at Mungo village where there is no telephone networks, but they can be contacted at Ranara station, where Peter's grandfather resides, so he can be contacted directly on his mobile phone (+675) 7330 4240.
There is no road to Mungo village. The nearest airstrip is at Naho Rawa. It takes one day to walk from Mungo to Naho Rawa airstrip.
Since my last post yesterday on this story, the support has been overwhelming from all walks of life, from overseas, our national leaders down to students and ordinary folk.
For direct assistance, I hope that Peter's parents and his grandfather can be contacted to identify ways of helping little Peter.
Thank you so much for your support and desire to help one way or the other...
I hope this helps to settle our troubled hearts and minds...
Peter Elijah - Update
by Soa GOR - Partner at Fiocco & Nutley Lawyers | 21 February 2022.
I am in touch with little Elijah Peter's uncle. With the assistance of some very good friends, we have advised the uncle to inform the parents to bring him to Ramu Sugar, which is the nearest township from their village up in the mountains of Raicoast District.
I've been told that message has been conveyed to the parents. Once they are in Ramu, a teleconference will be done by our good medical staff at Port Moresby General Hospital, with the parents. Depending on this telecon, the next cause of action will be taken.
At this stage we anticipate to assist them travel to Madang (Modilon Hospital) and from Madang to POM Gen.
So far, the charitable entity "Friends of POMGen" have indicated their desire to assist little Elijah Peter and his parents.
I will provide further updates in due course.
Thank you all for your prayers. Please let us all continue to pray for little Elijah Peter and his family. Let's do what we can do, and we have faith our Good Lord will do his part.
Please pray for the life of little Peter Elijah and his parents as they receive calls and making arrangments to travel to different locations for assessments and refferrals of Peter.