Ademola Mauyan needs N6.5 million for cochlea implant



Obviously, this is not the best time for the parents of a six-year-old Ademola Mauyan, who is suffering from speech loss, as a result of a prolonged sickness.

If a surgery is not done before next month, medical experts say Mauyan may suffer permanent speech loss. Now, as the clock ticks, the parents are running from pillar to post, to rescue the young lad.

Mauyan was seven months old when his travails began. After a prolonged sickness, he was diagnosed with meningitis. The condition led to a hearing impairment that affected his speech development. Since his hearing loss is undetected and untreated, he misses speech and languages around him. He has been visiting hospitals since his first admission on May 15, 2010.

According to a Medical Report by Dr. Irene Okeke-Igbokwe of Nigerian Army Audio Logical Centre, Yaba Lagos, dated September 13, 2010, he was discovered to be “unable to localise to the maximum output of audiometry conducted to determine the integrity of cochlear functions.”

Based on this diagnosis, it was disclosed that the six-year-old boy does not respond to sounds. The doctor recommended that his parents should get him early intervention amplification, speech evaluation therapy and total communication as well as habitation in his daily activities.

He was referred to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Radiological Centre, where it was concluded that the boy requires surgery for cochlea implant, which will cost N6.5 million.

His father, Deacon Babalola is appealing to well –meaning Nigerians, to assist him to raise fun for the surgery of his son, to save him from suffering permanent speech loss.

To help Ademola, kindly send donations to: Joseph Ademola Mauyan, 0128715784, GTB.

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