1 A 38-year-old man, Ifeanyi Onwuachu, has sought support from well-meaning Nigerians to enable him to undergo a kidney transplant.
2 Onwuachu, in a statement in Abuja on Monday, said he needed N17 million to perform the transplant.
3 Unless there is urgent help from kind-hearted Nigerians and business organisations, Onwuachu said he might not survive.
4 “I want to apply for financial assistance to undergo Kidney Transplant which will cost around 17 million Naira.
5 “I am on dialysis at Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre, Gudu District Abuja which is already a huge financial burden for me,” he said.
6 He said the family can no longer afford the medical bills as a dialysis session costs around N40,000 which translates to N180,000 per week including other procedures, investigations, medication including actual dialysis.
seven In an impassioned appeal to Nigerians, governments and businesses, he said, “It is with the utmost humility and respect that I seek your kind intervention and assistance in raising N17 million to facilitate the operation.
9 A medical report from the hospital said Onwuachu was known to be hypertensive and diabetic now with end-stage kidney disease, adding that details of the financial implication included the cost of donor and recipient assessment and possible surgery.
ten If you are touched by Onwuachu’s plight, please send your donations to his account number: 5001456919, Standard Chartered Bank.
He could also be reached via these phone numbers 08103662400, 08039735068, 07066802869