By Jimitota Onoyume
MISS Esther Wuraola Akinrefon, a 200-level student of the Osun State College of Education, never suspected kidney failure when she took ill in school in November last year and was rushed to a hospital until it was later diagnosed that her kidney was down. Since then, she has been bedridden, requiring three sessions of dialysis weekly, and each costing N30,000.
Narrating her plight to Vanguard, Miss Akinrefon said, “the sickness started November last year while I was in school. I was rushed from school to the hospital. At the hospital, I was told I had kidney problem.”
In a voice laden with anguish and despair, the 22-year-old, who said her father has been the one shouldering the responsibility since November, continued: “We were asked to go for dialysis three times a week but we could only afford twice weekly. I have been on this now since then. I am currently being managed at the Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The doctor that will do the transplant in Lagos told my parents we would need a total of N10 million. This covers the transplant, drugs and regular check-up until I am stable. Now I need a total of N10 million for transplant. My parents can’t afford it. Please help me. I beg you in the name of God. I need help. Don’t let me die. Good Nigerians should, please come to my aid. God almighty will reward you and your household.”
Kind hearted Nigerians, who wish to save young Miss Akinrefon can reached her on 09035671773 and her father, Mr. Johnson Jide Akinrefon on 08136741966. Kind donations should be made to: Esther Wuraola Akinrefon; UBA Account No.: 2066903408; or Johnson Jide Akinrefon; First Bank Account No. : 3074284936.