Rotimi, 28, seeks N280k for urgent eye surgery

blind-CopyUnless there is an urgent intervention Rotimi Michael Sowemimo might go blind following a complicated eye problem, which the medical doctors handling his case at the Eye Foundation Hospital described as Rhegmategenous Retinal Detachment. He needs a total of N280,000 to have his eyes checked and operated on; unfortunately, Rotimi, who has no one to support him, cannot afford to the hospital bill.

According to a medical report signed by a Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr. Rotimi Samuel, Rotimi was referred from the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to the Eye Foundation at Ikeja, when it was obvious the hospital could not handle his problems.

A breakdown of the cost of treatment by a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon/Vitreo Retinal Specialist, Mrs. Chastmier Ejorh of the Eye Foundation, Rotimi requires further investigation which will cost him N250,000, Laboratory test, N10,000, theatre fee, N10,000 and other miscellaneous expenses N10,000. 

Rotimi’s problem began after he suffered Conjunctivitis (Apollo) that did not subside.

“When it started, I went to the hospital and the doctor gave me an eye drop. After applying the eye drop, the problem became worse. After four days, I went back to Isolo General Hospital from where I was referred to LUTH. Since that time I have been begging from friends and relatives to foot my bills. I have exhausted every avenue I could to raise money that is why I have come out to beg Nigerians to help me restore my sight,” he said.

Rotimi has, however, called on Nigerians and the Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode, to come to his rescue. His details are GTB, Rotimi Micheal Sowemimo, 0014440305; or call 08091823418.



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