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Jan 26, 2012

Father pleads for financial assistance for heart surgery for his son

Jermaine Elijio

There’s another Belize City man that needs assistance. Twenty-one year old Jermaine Elijio has been diagnosed with a serious heart condition and is in need of urgent surgery.  Elijio has been hospitalized for about a month and he is now referred to the US to correct his heart defect. His father, James Elijio, came to News Five today to appeal for financial assistance to cover the medical costs.

James Elijio, Father of Jermaine Elijio

“My son, the doctor says he needs to go out for a surgery because he has a valve that they need to replace on the heart because the heart is getting swell. So if they move the valve and fix it, then they wah fix up di heart.”

Delahnie Bain

“How long has he had this problem?”

James Elijio

“Well, ih deh eena di hospital fi wah month now but ih supposed to have it before then but ih just di tek effect.”

Delahnie Bain

“And what kind of effects is it having on him?”

James Elijio

Jermaine Elijio

“Well, swelling of the heart, the doctor seh ih have a hole in it too and ih need fi go out fi surgery. So I’m asking the public to please give me an assistance to see if I could ker him out.”

Delahnie Bain

“Do you know how much money this surgery will cost?”

James Elijio

“Well, dehn seh twenty-thousand US dollars but ih have his mother over there so I just would ah want di plane ticket and a visa for him. So dah just help for the plane ticket and the visa.”

Delahnie Bain

“And how urgent is this surgery?”

James Elijio

“Well, as urgent as possible because he’s not breathing to well and ih can’t move around too well. Anytime ih move like ih tired. I’m just appealing to the public to please give me assistance to take him out please. I’m just asking them to please help me see if I can take him out to fix up his heart cause his heart is pumping like two heart in one, it’s pumping heavy and dat dah lot ah pressure.”

Elijio can be contacted at 605-2095 by anyone willing to offer assistance.

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4 Responses for “Father pleads for financial assistance for heart surgery for his son”

  1. FED UP says:

    what happen to all the Heart Docta at Belize, Adrian Coye, John Gough< Bernard Bulwer, the Cath Heart Lab donated by the Bowen Family, why we spending all this money on these things if they can't resolve these cases.

  2. subKonshus says:

    Ministry of Health just handed over a $50,000 dollar camera to Press Office which they bought from a Grant they got from the World Bank (Grant, as in Gift, not a Loan). It only means that creating high-tech ads for political campaigning is #1 priority over the health of needy Belizeans.

  3. wise up Belize says:

    The U.S embassy takes away money from Belizeans every day,so they must can give these two men the damn visa free.Come on The United States Embassy do something give back to these Belizean for a change.It’s for a good cause.I’m not a family member,but I have family,and antone can fall in this situation,If I had it I would surly help.

  4. Eye In The Sky says:

    What happen to Social Security? Is it not for protecion agains economic insecurity ?????
    No !!!! it is for a few Theif to Get Rich Quick.
    Stop be stupid Belize and say NO and stop give your hard earned money to the Social Security.

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