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Tobias and his grandmother Fungisisai

Shumirai Zhou

28 April 2017, MBERENGWA
- Fungisisai Zhou of village Chinyoka under Chief Bvute in Mberengwa North is seeking financial assistance for the treatment of her 11-year-old severely epileptic grandson, Tobias Zhou.
Tobias's mother Sitshengisiwe Zhou passed away in 2011 and he is currently staying with his elderly grandmother.
Fungisisai told TellZim News that Tobias was born deaf and dumb, and he became epileptic earlier this year.
The boy is currently unable to walk properly and has to be supported by his grandmother when walking. He has sores all over his body that result from falling when the fits attack him.
"I went to Mnene hospital to have him treated and we were given tablets but the illness did not stop. I was then told that he should visit doctors to have a scan but I cannot afford to pay for the scan. I also do not have any relatives who can help pay for his medication.
"In 2013, I visited social welfare offices in Mberengwa for help but nothing came out of it. They said that the government had no money. Tobias must be going to school but I cannot afford to pay for his school fees," Fungisisai

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