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Lynear Johnson - update May 7, 2006

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  • John Wilmer
    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
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      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
      spirits.

      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´┐Żs 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.
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