Father seeking assistance to care of young children

first_imgA 25-year-old is now seeking the public’s assistance in helping him care for his three young children. The man is presently unable to work owing to an accident he encountered almost a month ago in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).The young man, Travis Jacobis, of Lot 118 Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden, who is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), said he was attacked by two dogs on May 28, 2018 at about 22:00h while on his way home on his motorcycle.Jacobis said after the dogs rushed at him, he lost control of his bike and fell.“I was riding going home on my motorbike and two dogs approach the front wheel and I mashed the front brakes and the bike slide. I try to save meh injury that ah had on meh lower left foot and I end up breaking my right hip…is wring I wring me body now to try and save this foot from breaking back and end up breaking my hip,” the distraught father said.The young man, who has been hospitalised since the accident, said his father visited the owner of the dogs who was reluctant to offer assistance. “Since I in de hospital, no owner of de dogs never like come to see what happen to me or assist me with anything or assist my family with anything,” he contended.While explaining his situation to Guyana Times, Jacobis said, “I am till from Linden and I am presently admitted to the Georgetown Hospital. I got to wait like only a weekend when my father come fuh bring a change of clothes. Otherwise than that I got to try to maintain myself within the hospital.”Due his immobility, he is seeking help to care for his three young children, especially since he does not know when he will be discharged from the health institution.The man’s youngest child is two years old.He is expected to undergo another operation to rectify his medical situation and is hoping and praying for a speedy recovery to be able to return to his job as a boat captain, so he can care of his children. Jacobis is the sole breadwinner for his family.last_img read more