The life of Mamie Sam, an 11-year-old class five pupil of Roman Catholic primary school, in Sierra Leone, has taken an unexpected, painful turn due to an abnormal breast growth which seems to have no medical explanation.
The bizarre condition which has left her breasts growing non-stop started after she swam in a river. Speaking to Awoko Newspaper, the little girl called on the government and other humanitarian organizations to immediately come to her aid as she is not at peace at the moment.
Narrating the story of how the abnormal breast growth began, Mamie who has lived with her grandparents since her parents divorced, explained that sometime last year she went on a fishing expedition together with her grandmother and other women in the town.
After the exercise, she started experiencing her breast becoming large. While taking bath together with the elders in the stream one of the women spoke about her breast saying her breast is becoming abnormal and it is not a good thing for her.
During the night hour, she said her breast itched throughout the night giving her sleepless night and it’s kept projecting up to the current length as it continued to itch. The following morning when she went to school her class and school mates were provoking her and there after she stopped going to school almost a year now.
She maintained that her parents have sought medical attention at Nixon Memorial hospital at Segbwema and several herbalists within the community but no improvement.
Young Mamie Sam disclosed that since the start of her trouble, she is always at home sometimes either crying or sleeping. She described her breast as a big load on her adding she does not know why God put such punishment on her.
Her grandfather, Saidu Moriba said this is the first time he is seeing such wonder in his life time, and that they are baffled as what to do to save her from this trouble. He revealed that several prayers and sacrifices have been done on her behalf but the problem still remains and they are asking for assistance.