Sat, 27 Aug 1994

Asking for aid

I am sending with this letter two pictures of an Irianese boy, Momenda Siap. Nomenda is very sick -- he has mitral heart valve failure -- and is at present being looked after by a British lady in Irian Jaya, Sue Trenier.

Nomenda's heart problem cannot be treated in Irian Jaya. He must come to Jakarta or maybe even Australia in order to get proper medical attention. Without it, he will die, possibly within months. I hope that you may be able to give some publicity to Nomenda's case and that one or more of your readers may be able to help him to receive the treatment he needs.

If any reader feels able to help, they could contact Sue Trenier through her organization's office in Jakarta, which is: RBMU International, Greenville, Blok AX No 29/30, Jalan Tanjung Duren Barat, Jakarta Barat 11510. The telephone number is 566-7419.