Terry Grant Nyirenda, the seven-month-old baby who is battling a rare liver infection, scientifically known as Biliary Atresia, left the country Friday for India.
Biliary Atresia is a life-long and life-threatening liver disease which attacks babies. Terry is scheduled for a liver transplant this month; hence, has left the country for India.
A family representative Dawn Gowa Nyasulu said in an interview the family was thankful for the support from friends and concerned people in the country which has made it possible for them to have the baby treated in India.
“Through the overwhelming support that baby Terry got from all corners of this country, we have managed to raise $42 000 (about K30.8 million) needed for the operation,” he said.
Several fund-raising events were organised in the country as one way of raising money for the baby. One of such events was a music concert at Bicc Auditorium where a number of famous musicians took part. The event was patronised by Vice-President Saulos Chilima.
Terry is expected to be in India for 80 days, but the day of the operation will be determined after the doctors perform some tests upon his arrival at the hospital. n