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Liver transplant boy back at school

SIX-YEAR-OLD Leon Tadiswa Shumbairerwa, who underwent a successful liver transplant in India last year after the Government footed his expenses, returned to school on Monday to start ECD B.

Tadiswa was among kindergarten students at Warren Park 2 Primary School in Harare where his mother, Nyasha Mhandu, is also a teacher.

Tadiswa was suffering from liver cirrhosis and surviving on oxygen. After the family sent an SOS, the Government availed the US$40 700 required for him to go under the knife in India to correct the problem.

Mhandu, told H-Metro yesterday that she doesn’t know what could have become of her son had the Government not intervened.

“I am grateful to the Government for coming through for my little boy. After the Government paid the required money, Tadiswa had a successful operation on February 12 last year,” said Mhandu.

She said her son is excited to be back at school and is coping well with the new environment.

“I am grateful to God for giving my son a second chance to life as this was a difficult time for our family,” she said.

“I will ensure that he is well taken care of at school.”

Before undergoing surgery in India, Tadiswa’s condition was so bad that oxygen was bypassing his lungs and the family spent more than $6 000 daily for a 9kg oxygen cylinder that kept him alive.

His uncle, George Hwami, whose blood group matched Tadiswa, donated part of his liver after the boy’s father pulled out

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