Abiodun Olatunde is a 21 year old young lady, a known HBSS (sickle cell) patient with a problem of Avascular Necrosis. Olatunde, the once energetic and charismatic young lady, woke up on the 7th of January with a pain on her knee. Due to her condition, we didn’t want to take chances, she was taken to LUTH, what was just like a routine checkup, turned to the beginning of our nightmare. Olatunde, was placed on admission, her condition worsened, this lead to septic water on her knee chest. Olatunde couldn’t sleep or eat, she was always in pain, her loved ones cried all day. By May, her hips were operated on, she spent 4 months at the hospital where she was in constant pains, even after the surgery. We carried out series of test, our lovely daughter was diagnosed with osteoarthritis on both hips, which later degenerated to AVS. As a family, we have spent all we have just to make sure Olatunde walks again. All options has been exhausted, we are all in pains. She has been on a wheelchair, moved to frames and now on crutches. In total she has undergone 3 surgeries but still in this condition. After proper evaluation by Consultants from the Teaching Hospital, Olatunde needs hip replacement surgery , which will be carried out in Lagos , we have sought help from different channels, she has been depressed due to the fact that people have promised and failed her, we have done all we can as a family, we are currently helpless. This has also slowed down her education. Finally! the wonderful doctors have assured us that with this surgery(hip replacement), she would be able to walk again and live a normal life, continue her education which has been put on hold for a while now. The total amount needed for the hip replacement surgery is 3 Million Naira. Our little girl deserves a normal life, she deserves to walk again, she deserves to be happy. Good PEOPLE, PLEASE HELP OLATUNDE WALK AGAIN
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Accidents that lead to extreme deformity, loss of ability to see or use the mouth, is not what anyone wishes for. Ruth Aboh, a 48 year old mother of 3 who has been single-handedly taking care of her kids, could not have imagined that she wouldn't be going home to see her kids. Ruth traveled to Kogi State on the 10th of November 2017 for her nephew’s wedding, after the successful event, she boarded a bus to Lagos. She and other occupants of the vehicle were involved in a fatal accident that claimed 8 lives on the spot along Okene-Lokoja road. Ruth and other survivors were critically injured and were rushed to Federal Specialist hospital Lokoja, 2 more survivors died at the hospital, doctors battled to save her life, after spending a month in the hospital at Lokoja, she was transferred to National hospital Abuja. The battle to save Ruth’s life and keep her in good shape has not been easy; she currently cannot walk and has left facial collapse as a result of the accident. After assessment, computed tomogram (CT) scan of the left hip and face, doctors have recommended 2 surgeries in phases: i. Orthopedic Surgery ii. Maxillofacial Surgery The doctors believe that after these surgeries, she would get back on her feet again and back to her business where she can take care of her children properly. The total amount needed for both surgeries is 3,590,000.00 Naira. Ruth’s condition is critical, she needs to undergo these surgeries as soon as possible. She cannot eat by herself, has difficulty in walking due to broken bones . I use this opportunity to appeal to anyone and everyone reading this, to help in any little way. She has emptied her account, family members have done all they can. Ruth says “thank you and God bless you, you will never lack”, her kids say “thank you for helping mummy” Let us come together and help this single mother of 3 get her life back, her children have all been crying “WHEN IS MUMMY COMING HOME?” WE DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE TO TELL THEM.
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Mr Orji, an orphan and a dedicated English teacher, who went about his daily work at school, his students loved him, his ability to pass knowledge was top notch. All that came to an end on the 15th of May 2017, he was about to start his class when he started to experience severe back ache, he got some drugs to ease the pains, it persisted. He was taken to the hospital, an X-ray was done and it was discovered that he had damaged disc of lumba sacrol (spinal cord). As an orphan, Orji had no one, the doctors recommended a surgery at the cost 1.8million naira which was carried out in 2017, friends and students were excited hoping to see their beloved teacher back in school, sadly it only lasted a few months as the pain resurfaced. After further investigations and test, the doctors recommended another surgery which would cost 1.3million Naira. Mr Orji has no one else to turn to, he has a passion for teaching, and he wants to continue doing that and building youths to become useful to the society. At the moment, he is in debt from the 1st surgery. The total amount required to have him back on his feet is 1.3million Naira, coming together , we can make Orji walk and work again, he doesn’t want to become on destitute. #letorjiwalkagain
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Many of us reading this have been to the toilet today without any difficulty, no one has distanced themselves from us because they feel we stink... This is not the case of Emmanuel, he has been going through this situation for a few years now. A couple of years ago, active and playful 9 year old Emmanuel was climbing a ladder when he fell and hit his groin area on a piece of brick , he was rushed down to the hospital, where an emergency surgery was performed on Emmanuel. A catheter was placed in him to help pass out urine, with the hope that his condition would improve, Emmanuel has been in and out of the hospital, during this period, he lost his mother, and life went from bad to worse. His education stopped, depression set in, with no friends, he was left all alone. Emmanuel has a dream of becoming a lawyer, how can this be achieved with the great pain he faces, it gets worse when the catheter is blocked. Medical consultants handling his case have clearly stated that his situation can be redeemed, he can make use of his penis again. Imagine what it will feel like for Emmanuel being able to function as a MAN. He needs a surgery that will cost [N]500,000 . As Plato said “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” We can help Emmanuel win this battle.
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She is diagnosed with Squamous Cell Cancer and needs urgent chemotherapy.
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Sefiat was diagnosed with Acute Myeloblastic Leukaemia (AML) in December 2017. She has been on cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents estimated at 150,000 Naira (equivalent of 415 USD) per month since diagnosis. Bone marrow transplantation is the cure for AML for which we believe she'll benefit from. The procedure is quite expensive and is only offered outside of Nigeria. Any assistance towards her treatment will be appreciated.
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NWAOKIKE OLUCHI MICHELLE IS SUFFERING FROM CHRONIC LEG ULCER WHICH HAS EATEN DEEP INTO HER SKIN AND SHE NEEDS IMMEDIATE TREATMENT (SURGERY)TO AVOID HER LEG GOING OFF. PLEASE WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL.YOU CAN ALSO CALL AND EMAIL TO MEET WITH HER IN PERSON OR SPONSOR TREATMENT..THANK YOU PLEASE WE NEED ABOUT 1.5MILLION FOR HER SURGERY WE CAN DO IT GOD BLESS US ALL
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The uterus is bulky, it measures (111 × 68mm) in its L×AP dimension. There is a focal intramural uterine mass of (53mm) in the upper anterior wall of the uterus. There is free fluid with a depth of 15mm in the pouch of Douglas.
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Manifest is now 9 years old. She is the second of four children born to the most hard working parents. Manifest’s pregnancy was normal and unremarkable. However, there was unfortunate medical errors at time of birth that resulted in significant trauma/brain injury that manifested as cerebral palsy (CP). In her current city of residence - River State Nigeria, she does not have access to appropriate holistic intervention and her parents have exhausted all means to get access to holistic consistent care for her. Despite their best effort, she is unable to walk or verbalize correctly. However, her cognitive skills are promising and she does not have the most severe manifestations of cerebral palsy - limb contractures. These are really encouraging signs. Within the past 3 months, family and friends have partnered with Manifest’s parents to determine evidence based interventions that have the highest potential to help Manifest thrive. Specifically, they consulted with neurologists with expertise at management of CP. These consultations confirm that she is a good candidate to benefit from a package of holistic interventions offered through a special program in Kampala, Uganda. The program is run by a team of clinicians affiliated with an NGO whose mission is to create a future for children affected by CP (see: www.latohelp.com). A crucial part of her holistic therapy includes intensive supportive care-physiotherapy, speech therapy, social therapy, occupational therapy and education. These therapies are delivered with a consistent routine featuring daily repetitions over extended period. This is what it will take in order to attain the treatment dose needed to retrain her young brain to gain the ability to perform functions it currently lacks - i.e. gain mobility and speech. The supportive care is provided through a specialized school for children with disabilities (see: http://specialchildrenstrust.org/site/). All of these resources are in Kampala, Uganda. The exact recommendations from professionals following initial evaluations are as follows: Observations 1. She has CP but with a good level of cognitive function. 2. The video shows that she has full range of motion both with the upper limbs and lower limbs 3. She also has no visible contractures based on the video. 4. She’s already using assistive devices to support her legs. Recommendations 1. Based on what we have been able to observe, she will not require any surgical intervention due to the absence of contractures. This is because she is able to attain full range of motion with the upper and lower limbs. 2. To improve on her cognitive function, the child will need routine or daily occupational therapy and speech therapy for period not less than 1 year. This will help her communicate better and respond to her surrounding well. I would recommend special needs school where all these services are offered. On top of that, she will also be able to attain a good level of education. 3. She will need continued physical therapy training coupled with other assistive devices such as a standing frame, walking frame and eventually she will be able to support herself. As Manifest continues to advance in age, the window of highest probability for success in re-training her brain to regain function begins to narrow. We have been advised this therapy is most effective when started before ten years of age. That reality is understandably alarming to her parents, friends and family and is the primary reason for this appeal at this time. This family has explored and exhausted options for similar care in Nigeria and nearby West African countries. After considering the limited options available to them, they are taking a leap of faith as a last ditch effort to get needed help for Manifest by leaning into the Uganda option. While multiple medical evaluations related to CP will occur at no cost to the family over her time in Uganda, the supportive care and educational component have associated costs. The least estimate of associated cost per year is $18,000. The cost includes: tuition -$2000, room/board - $6000, transportation-$2400, utilities -$3600, moving supplies/cost - $3000. Considering the range and intensity of therapy provided, this cost - while truly prohibitive for this family, is not unreasonable considering its scope, intensity and the life changing impact it will have on Manifest and this family. Indeed, Manifest’s condition and the high level of care required has made it impossible for at least one of Manifest’s parents to be gainfully employed. Kindly see the attached video message from Manifest and her mother describing in their own words the genesis of Manifests condition, its impact on their lives and the transformation that this treatment will have on their family. In support of this family's aspiration for their little girl, this appeal is being made to friends, family and strangers. We ask you to prayerfully consider standing with Manifest by supporting this family in gaining access to therapy that will enable Manifest thrive. The family is hoping she can commence therapy within 6 months. Specifically, we are asking you (the reader of this message) to consider supporting Manifest and her family in this journey via one or more of the following: 1) please pray for Manifest in this journey that God will divinely move heads, hands and hearts in directions that: 1) eases the logistics associated with accessing this therapy away from home and 2) that favors her healing and rehabilitation through these programs in Uganda; 2) please consider instrumentally supporting her journey by contributing whatever you can to help defray the above itemized costs and 3) please consider sharing this among your social networks in the hope that as many individuals with the means and inclination to support Manifest are able to see it. While anyone of us may not have what it takes alone, working together we can ease the pain of this journey for this family while supporting Manifest in reaching her God given potential. We thank you for taking the time to listen to this video message from her family and reading her story. We are united in our hope that this story will change and end well with our collective effort. We are most grateful for your generosity in doing what you can to deck the odds in favor of this little girl’s healing and recovery. God bless you.
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This is Mr Emmanuel, he was involved in an accident (involving a tricycle & a lorry -tipper carrying sand) which claimed two lives instantly on his way to get a job on the 8th of January, 2020 in Warri, Nigeria. He is presently receiving treatment at Ughelli General Hospital where he was rushed to but he still needs ₦1,703,560 for an urgent operation on his left leg that was broken which is said needs to be done within five days so as to save it. Pls help us raise this fund and make him get back on his feet. Thank you in advance for donating towards this cause. God bless you all.
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