By Faith Ijeh
A final year student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyundoyin Comfort, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 needs N10 million to be flown to India for medical treatment.
The 27-year-old patient has been on the sick bed since 2018 after she was diagnosed with cancer of spinal cord at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife, Osun State.
Mother of the patient, Mrs Grace Oyundoyin, while receiving the team of Lifesupport Network at her residence who came to visit her ailing daughter and source for funds to cater for her medical bill, noted that they were able to raise just N2.1 million out of the amount.
She called on well meaning Nigerians to come to her aide and save the life of her daughter by donating to bank account opened for her foreign medical trip to India.
Account name: Oyundoyin Grace. Acct no: 0500627052 Bank: Guarantee Trust Bank.
“The problem started when she was about to get to 500 level, she complained about chest and back pain, the pains affected one of her leg before it later spread to all part of her body. We thought it was ulcer, but the pain got to a stage where she couldn’t walk nor do anything again.
“She was referred to a private hospital in Osogbo, when there was no solution, we were asked to take her to Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospital in Ile-Ife, it was there we discovered that the ailment was cancer, and we were later refered to University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan.
“Result of test carried out on her at OAUTH was forwarded to India, and they have signified that the ailment can be cured if we can source for N5 million for her medical bill, but we couldn’t raise the money, so we resolved to using drugs as alternative but no changes.
“My husband is a farmer, and i am also a local government worker, our family and relative ignored us when the problem started. We have spent over N5 million on the sickness,; I struggled a lot while raising her and her siblings,” she said.
The 56-years-old mother of the patient noted that her daughter’s medical bill was said to be N5 million in 2018, adding that the money has now increased to N10 million because the tumor has now spread across her daughter’s body.
The Chief Executive Officer of Lifesupport Network, Ifeoluwa Albert, in her remark said that the purpose of the visit was to check on the well being of the patient, support her and preach hope to her parents, adding that her NGO has been making effort to reach out to donors and volunteers so as to assist the patient to get medical attention abroad.
She lamented the attitude of some Nigerians toward the donation, saying the major challenge in raising funds for the patient was because some people believe it is a scam despite all the available evidences.