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Lynear Johnson - update Feb. 1, 2006

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  • John Wilmer
    Link to Stabroek News (with picture): http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_general_news?id=43182831 Text (without picture): Doctor optimistic about
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      Link to Stabroek News (with picture):

      http://www.stabroeknews.com/index.pl/article_general_news?id=43182831

      Text (without picture):

      Doctor optimistic about teen beating skin cancer -mother
      Wednesday, February 1st 2006

      The Trinidadian doctor who is treating skin cancer teen Lynear Johnson is
      optimistic that she can beat the cancer as he found that the disease had not
      reached her bones, according to her mother, Vanessa Bellamy.

      Bellamy told Stabroek News yesterday from Trinidad, where she is with her
      daughter, that the doctor is awaiting the result of a biopsy that he did as
      he wanted to conduct his own examination of the girl before commencing
      treatment. She said he has cleaned the right side of Johnson's face, which
      was attacked by the cancer. It has left a hole and he is talking about skin
      grafting and maybe plastic surgery.

      "He seems very happy and he tells me that the treatment would work," the
      woman said.

      The mother and daughter left for Trinidad last week Thursday morning 18
      months after the girl started battling the cancer.

      Her treatment costs US$7,200 of which the government contributed US$5,000
      and the remaining sum, along with money for airfare and accommodation, was
      donated by public-spirited citizens. Bellamy is appealing to persons to
      continue to support her daughter by making contributions to the National
      Bank of Industry & Commerce (NBIC) 516-773-9 account number as she is not
      sure how long the treatment would last.

      Johnson is an albino, which means her skin has no protection from the sun.
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