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Surgery success for boy

Jone Kalouniviti
Sunday, February 09, 2014

MOSESE Vulaono, the five-year-old boy from Votualevu in Nadi whose medical condition this newspaper highlighted in May last year, has returned from medical treatment in Hawaii.

Mosese and his dad Sairusi Vikoso arrived back from Shriners Hospital for Children in Hawaii last week after almost nine months in the Aloha State.

In 2010, Mosese suffered a boil on his right leg which became infected.

He had a procedure to remove the damaged tissue but developed a serious bone infection afterwards.

He was supposed to have surgery in Australia to correct the damage but it never happened.

Shriners Hospital Fiji representative Rob Leacock said Mosese and his dad went to the Shriners Clinic in Lautoka in March last year and the doctors saw he could be helped at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu.

"Mosese had two surgeries on his leg to get rid of the infection and to straighten out the bone," Mr Leacock said.

"But he will have to wear a leg splint for two years."

Mosese has never attended school because of the risk that he might break his leg and the infection could spread throughout his body.

He was supposed to start school on Tuesday, February 4.

Meanwhile, Mr Leacock confirmed another 15-year-old boy from Ba who was born with the condition genus varum — bowing of legs — has also flown to Shriners Hospital for treatment.

"Shakhil Prasad, flew out with his mother Mohini Lata on February 7 and will be there for five months," he said.


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