By Anayo Okoli
UMUAHIA—A 58 years old widow, Mrs. Chineyere Agatha Onyebuchi, has cried out to Nigerians to save the life of his son who was diagnosed of kidney ailment.
Mrs. Onyebuchi, a mother of six who hails Aro Ndizuogu, Imo State but resides at No. 20 Chinweze Street, by Hi Tech Road, Aba, Abia State, who lost her husband after 20 years of marriage, appealed for urgent assistance from good spirited Nigerians to enable her save her son, Chimaobi Onyebuchi, an OND graduate of Electrical Electronics from the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri, Imo State.
Mrs. Onyebuchi’s pitiable story paints a vivid picture of one who desperately wants to save a loved son. According to her, after the death of her husband, the responsibility of bringing up their six children fell squarely on her.
“I got married in 1978, blessed with 6 children, but my husband died after 20 years of marriage, leaving the whole burden of caring for six children for me alone. I kept trudging on, with the meager salary of a civil servant, providing for the family within my own ability.
“When my son Chimaobi who gained admission to read Electrical Electronics at Federal Polytechnics, Nekede finished his ND, our plan was for him to work a little, raise money and go back for his HND, because the whole thing had started telling on me.
“But unfortunately, he woke up one morning in December last year and started complaining of fever. I took him to hospital and he was treated, not quite long, he complained of stomach problem and I took him to another hospital and we did scan and the doctor said that he has inflamed appendicitis; he was operated upon in January this year.
“We kept on going from one hospital to the other as he was not getting better. It was at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia that they told us that he has Kidney problem. Since then we have been on it, from that January till today, we have been relying on the good will of people to feed, having exhausted all our family savings.
“I am calling on the good people of Nigeria and the world as a whole to come to our assistance as I don’t want to lose my son. At a time when he has grown up to wipe away my tears after all my sufferings, Satan wants to take him away from me. People should please help, I know that there are still good people in this world that would hear the cry of a poor widow like me. I don’t want to lose my son.
“If he is alive he can still be useful to the country called Nigeria. They should please come to my assistance”, Mrs. Onyebuchi cried out.
She said that her son has been going on dialysis and that doctors have asked her to prepare for a kidney transplant which would cost N8 million.
“Where would a poor widow get 8 billion to do kidney transplant. I know that there would be somebody somewhere, who will be touched by my plight, please come to my rescue. I know that whatever you do to save the life of my son, God will replenish it”, she prayed.
She gave her phone number as 07032587491 and her account number as Chinyere Agatha Onyebuchi, First Bank, Account No. 3014066055. Chimaobi, himself, managed to mutter some words of lament over his condition and appealed to Nigerians not to let him die.