Caregivers seek help to make life more comfortable for Sipho

Sipho Vankeric at home.

At the age of 37, Sipho Vankenic, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) shortly after birth, cannot walk or move on his own.

Vankenic, who was born and raised in New Amsterdam, Berbice, was taken care of in the early stages of his life by his grandmother. However, after she fell ill about a year ago, he was relocated to Diamond, on the East Bank of Demerara, where he currently resides with his father, Griswald Vankenic, and caretaker, Rita (only name given).

Living quarters situated at the back of the house have been renovated to accommodate Sipho (pronounced sip-hee-oh), increasing accessibility to and from the washroom and making it easier to care for him on a daily basis…..

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