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Kidney failure: Josephine needs N6 million to stay alive. Please support her.

healthJosephine Ibeh undergoing dialysis at LASUTH.
Josephine Ibeh who stays at Agboroko area of Iyano-Iba in Lagos State is a mother of four who was going about her life peacefully before she started falling ill frequently.

According to her, she was always treating malaria but when it became obvious that the malaria has refused to go, she went for a medical test.

“I was always treating malaria until I went for test; it was then that I was told that it was kidney failure. And it was not just one kidney that failed, both of them. And the doctors told me that I need over N6 million to undergo kidney transplant in India.”

Ibeh said that the revelation jolted her and she was down for days. A mother of four whose last child is just seven years old, she wondered where she will get N6 million to undergo kidney transplant operation.

Ibeh started undergoing dialysis at the rate of N40.000 per week, but according to her medical consultant, getting a kidney transplant is the only option because both kidneys are no more functioning. “My two kidneys have failed. It is not as if one is bad and the other good. Both are not working.”

In order not to waste too much time, friends, family members, well-wishers, and the Catholic Church where she worships rallied round and raised money which was used to send her to India for preliminary treatments while still soliciting for fund from well-meaning Nigerians for the operation proper.

But it was discovered that she has an infection that must be treated before the transplant can take place. A substantial part of the money that was raised initially is now being used to treat the infection.

Coming from a humble background, Josephine and her husband cannot raise N6 million on their own, so the couple is soliciting the support of well-meaning people. A medical report from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital states: “The above named 39-year-old woman presented at our hospital about four months ago with features of advanced chronic kidney disease.

She has been on maintenance haemodialysis on an outpatient basis. She is currently dialysing once weekly as against the recommended thrice weekly due to financial constraints.

The Report, signed by Dr B.T. Bello, a Consultant Nephrologist, observed that Josephine has been counseled on the need for a kidney transplant which is the definitive treatment for her kidney failure.

Accordingly, an appeal is going out to kind- hearted individuals and organisations wishing to donate towards saving Josephine.

Donations can be forwarded to Andrew Emeka Ibeh, Access Bank 0042375108. Further details can be obtained through 080375527922.

Source: Vanguard

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