A post-Christmas flurry of emails and 'phone calls between home and The Gambia about the condition of the youngster with osteomyelitis. I've sent money for antibiotics, which are available over the counter there. I only hope the pharmacist has supplied the correct type. Hence the attempts to speak to a doctor there. It underlines the responsibility we have not only to try to help but also to ensure that any help we do offer is appropriate.
The book is on sale again on Ebay - we need to sell quite a few copies to cover the costs of hospital treatment, if indeed we can find such treatment before the boy suffers the loss of his leg.