That Adesoji May Be Saved From The Jaws of Death
LIFE, they say, is unfair. Adebola Adesoji’s travails attest to this. Reckless drinking of alcohol has been identified as one of the major causes of kidney disease but Adesoji has never tasted alcohol. Yet he has been fighting hard to free himself from the stranglehold of kidney disease which started in form of malaria and infection.
When Adesoji, an estate surveyor, first experienced renal pains in February last year, his family didn’t see this life-threatening disease coming.
His face and legs were swelling up, followed by severe bouts of malaria. At the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos he was initially diagnosed with infection and he was treated for it. He thought it was all over, but in April this year, Adesoji was diagnosed with kidney failure.
According to his younger brother, Adedayo, the problem started in form of malaria because he was complaining of getting weak day by day. After a while, he was advised by a family doctor to go for a medical test, which eventually revealed that he has kidney disease.
At the Dialyser Specialist Medical Centre in Oshodi, Lagos, where Adesoji was admitted, he was told that his kidneys had packed up.
According to the medical report provided by Adedayo, he has an option of undergoing urgent kidney transplant in India. His kidneys have been destroyed by infection. The statement also revealed that his Packed Cell Volume (PVC) was less than 20, hence he would need blood transfusion every time he goes for dialysis.
“The infection which caused the problem is glomerulonephritis, an inflammation which the body produces and it has destroyed his kidney,” Adedayo said.
A letter issued by the hospital’s Medical Director, Mr. O.P Akinbande on May 20, confirmed that Adesoji needs urgent kidney transplant which would cost at least N7000,000). He also needs a kidney donor urgently.
Adedayo also explained that Adesoji needs to undergo dialysis twice weekly at about N45, 000 per session and that the family is groaning under the financial stress.
The family is appealing to well-meaning Nigerians and corporate organizations to come to his rescue.
Anyone who wishes to help Adesoji could pay into his bank account with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)
Account number: 0011516188 under the name, Adesoji Adebola.
Contact Phone number: 08064896872, 08034105289, 07014805254
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