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Jul 22, 2015

Cancer Patient Richard Smith in Dire Need of Public Assistance

A Belize City mother is asking for the public’s assistance to help get her son to Loma Luz Hospital in Cayo. Hilda McKoy says that her twenty seven year old son, Richard Smith, has cancer and she desperately wants to try and save his life. She says his condition is worsening and he needs your immediate financial help.


Hilda McKoy, Mother of Cancer Patient

“He is going through lots of pain, miss and I really need wah help fu ah; anything deh could help me with.”


Hilda McKoy

Andrea Polanco

“Talk to us about his condition; what exactly is going on with him?”


Hilda McKoy

“Hi spinal cord is out of order and the doctor give ah up and deh can’t do nothing to it so I want to take him to a specialist. I really need help, Miss. Friday when he gone fi the x-ray, deh tell ah, but deh mi tek long fi tell ah bout it. But Friday when deh tell ah, he start to fret and I tell ah nuh fret because I deh yah fi help yuh. He got the cancer and the spinal cord, whole ah the di bone fi the spinal cord deh out, shub right out.”


If you’d like to help, you can reach McKoy at 662-0397.

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1 Response for “Cancer Patient Richard Smith in Dire Need of Public Assistance”

  1. Rod says:

    Here you go all you belizeans living in the U.S. Here is your chance to help a fellow belizean unu like give advise and if unu love unu country help this family show your goodness.

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