Date: April 28, 2015
By: Nadeem Hanif
DUBAI // A one-year-old baby who is in desperate need of a life-saving liver
transplant will have to be moved to Taiwan for her operation.
Aleeyah Carungay has a potentially fatal congenital liver disease and is in and out of intensive care on a weekly basis at a hospital in Manila, in the Philippines.
Her mother Grace, who works as a receptionist in Abu Dhabi, said her hopes of getting an operation for her daughter in the Philippines in the next few weeks had been dashed after the latest in several setbacks.
“Unfortunately, the doctors at the hospital told us that the soonest they could do an operation for Aleeyah was at the end of June,” she said.
The delay was caused because a liver operation on another child, originally scheduled for April 7, had to be postponed until May. [FULL STORY]