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    Sunday, 2 November 2014

    N15million lifeline for ailing 4-year-old boy

     By Emmanuel Udom
     Senior Correspondent, Lagos

    Master Oluwatomiwa Abraham Ogunleye was born on October 10, 2010, in Osun State. He was expected to celebrate his fourth birthday on Friday last week.
    But that was not to be. Instead of celebration, the mother, Titilope Oyewole is fasting and praying to God to bring a helper her way.
    Master Ogunleye is presently down with a strange illness that seems to have defied all known scientific logics and her mother is truly disturbed and uncomfortable.
    This strange illness began when the boy was barely four months old.
    According to the mother, the illness started as malaria and jaundice, as the boy was running abnormal temperature.
    Mrs. Oyewole explained that the little boy was rushed to Cyfer Hospital in Osun State for treatment, where he was given anti-biotic treatment and the temperature returned to normal.
    She said days after, the high temperature returned and the boy was again rushed to the same hospital for treatment.
    But after series of tests and diagnosis by the doctors at the hospital, the mother said it was discovered that Master Ogunleye had water and puss inside his brain, and that was why his head continued to swell up.
    The doctors on duty at Cyfer hospital in Osun at that point advised the mother to take the boy to either the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) Ile Ife, or the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja for possible surgery.
    “I decided to come to LASUTH and between then and now, I have spent close to N1 million on MRI and CT scans in addition to other incidental expenses”, she said.
    The mother further disclosed that she had to foot the entire medical bills because her husband is a jobless man, having been retrenched as a banker with the United Bank for Africa Plc during the consolidation exercise that swept through the banking sector in 2008.
    “Ever since then, the father has been looking for another job, leaving me alone to foot the medical bill of our son”, she lamented.
    At LASUTH, one Dr Idowu of the neuro-surgery department and Dr Bankole of the same hospital carried out the first operation for the boy around July 2012.
    Since then, the ailing four-year-old boy has been undergoing regular medical checkups at LASUTH. The mother has also taken him to various churches in Osun and Lagos States for possible deliverance without success.
    But while in LASUTH, the woman came across one Afolabi, president of Festus Fajemilo Foundation, whose secretariat is located at Abule Egba in Lagos.
    Afolabi in turn referred her to Me-Cure Health Care Limited, located along Apapa-Oshodi expressway in Lagos for further medical assistance.
    Titilope Oyewole, who has three other children, lamented that she has been footing the medical bills of her ailing son with her meagre salary of N45, 000 since the ailment was first diagnosed in 2010.
    With the cry of a mother, she is passionately appealing to public spirited individuals, government agencies, corporate bodies and non-governmental organizations to come to her aid.
    She is planning to raise N15 million as advised by medical personnel at Me-Cure Health Care Limited and LASUTH travel to a hospital in the United States of America to conduct a neuro-surgery to remedy the challenges presently facing her son.
    “I have succeeded in getting a passport for my son having made contacts with some medical personnel in the United States, who are ready to carry out the surgery” she said.
    She gave her bank details and contacts as follows: Titilope Oyewole, Wema Bank Plc, account number: 0226456809, Tel No: 08132714060, Email: oyewole.titilope@yahoo.com

    Source:  www.dailyindependentng.com

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