Comment added by Diane:
To Francis…. a great man who fought with every ounce of his soul, every day to survive but in the end it was just too much. He was a delight to care for, a daily inspiration to all who knew him and such a genuinely good hearted young man. I thank Francis for the lessons he taught me about the value of life and the humourous spirit he maintained on my daily visits to him. No terrorist could have taken away that He will be missed by all as will his family, and every blessing to Grace, little Sasha and all the family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers, and many will grieve with you.
Francis rest now with no more pain. You don’t have to fight any more. It has been a true honor to be allowed to be part of your final journey.
By Dr. Prasandan:
After 4 months and 9 days of struggle for survival, Francis finally passed away on Saturday, 20th Nov, leaving his family members as well as all those involved in his care in deep sorrow. He had sustained a cardiac arrest a day before on Friday, and had been in coma ever since he was revived from it. This was the 9th Cardiac arrest he had due to various causes in this long hospital stay and had come back to his senses all the other 8 times earlier. He had become weak during the last couple of weeks as his lung condition was not improving in spite of all the care he was getting. Whenever there were signs of improvement of lungs, it lasted only for short periods, making his condition worse. IHK had given all the care and support within its resources and the family was trying to arrange further expertise from US hospitals. Though US hospitals contacted showed all their sympathy for the unfortunate victim of terrorism, all had expressed their inability to extend a definite plan of support so far. The funeral was conducted at his home town Masaka.
The family has expressed gratitude to all who had extended help to Francis in his treatment including the management, doctors and other staff of IHK, the experts from abroad who helped in the treatment directly and indirectly and all others who had tried to help in different ways.
Though Francis has physically passed away, he will live in memories of not only his family members and friends, but also of all who had involved in his care during this prolonged critical condition as he had shown extreme example of how far a human being may struggle to survive and how much a human being can suffer from the cowardly acts of terrorists with no human feelings. May his soul rest in peace.