Retinablastoma diagnosisThe Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) has donated $300,000 to the mother of three-year-old Chrystal John, who was diagnosed with Retinablastoma (cancer of the retina of the eye). This is to assist with medical expenses.John, of Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, is presently in Cuba undergoing a lifesaving surgery. However, her family were able to secure only half of the money to cover expenses. Councillors Eleze Benjamin and Rawle on Friday handed over the cheque to John’s mother, LaShawn Daniels, in the presence of outgoing Mayor Carwyn Holland.Young John left Guyana on Tuesday, but her family is still seeking to raise moreCouncillors Eleze Benjamin and Rawle handing over the cheque to John’s mother, LaShawn Danielsfunds to offset expenses, since the initial target was not met. The family had initially sought to secure US$10,000, which included the cost for treatment, accommodation, transportation and other costs. A number of organisations, including the Giving Hope Foundation- Guyana and the Sar & B Nonprofit Foundation, have since been on the quest to assist the family in raising the fee with the help of the public.Crystal John was diagnosed with the life-threatening disease when she was just eight months old, resulting in the removal of one of her eyes. The disease has spread to her other eye, resulting in her being unable to see. In an effort to save her life and prevent further spread of the disease, her remaining eye had to be removed. Donations to help the toddler can be made via Citizen’s Bank Account # 219-002-772 and GBTI Account # 001062730013. A GoFundMe account has also been set up at GoFundMe:https://www.gofundme.com/crystals-johns-treatment.Her parents can be contacted on telephone numbers (592) 690 -0866, (592) 670-4337 or (592) 687-7171.