Lynear Johnson - update May 7, 2006
- Snipped from the Guyana Chronicle:
Lynear Johnson in high spirits
LYNEAR Johnson, the 19-year-old who had cancer cells surgically removed from
her face is recuperating well according to her physician Dr. John Mitchell.
Reports out of the USA say Lynear visited Dr. Mitchell on Friday in high
Lynear is an albino and her skin has no protection from the sun. The
teenager and her mother travelled to the U.S. for surgery.
The teenager will have to undergo radiation therapy to prevent the cancer
cells from reappearing. Radiation therapy is a series of treatments where
radiation beams are used to treat the cancer cells.
Lynear�s mother, Vanessa Bellamy said that they spent a few days with some
friends and they were taken on a tour of Manhattan Thursday night. She said
that they were amazed at the lights and sights there.
Guyanese professionals living in New York formed the Health and Education
Relief for Guyana, Incorporated (HERG). During the last flood crisis, the
group returned to Guyana with its health team to assist the Guyanese
community. The team consisted of Dr. Mitchell, a surgeon who hails from East
Ruimveldt and his brother Dr. Harrison Mitchell. They visited remote
locations in Guyana and provided free health care services.
The HERG group covered the medical and surgical cost for Lynear. The
Brooklyn Hospital Center donated its services at no cost to HERG. Her trip
was sponsored by the group.
Meanwhile, on May 11, the nonprofit group will be holding a fundraiser for
Operation Kids Care. The fundraiser is geared towards providing orthopedic
care to several children in Guyana who suffer from orthopaedic problems, and
to garner funds for a summer educational programme for children in need.