A foremost humanitarian organization in Nigeria, Voice of Change Network Int’l (VOCNI) , the facilitators of Project-Help-a-Child Global Campaign, has launched a public fund raising effort to save the life of baby Elijah, a 11-month old boy, born with a hole in the heart. This humanitarian gesture is in line with the drive of the Project-Help-a-Child initiative, to create a world were no child lives in lack or in sickness.
The parents of baby Elijah, Mr and Mrs Ayanu visited the International Headquarters of Voice of Change Network Int’l, at Ikeja-Lagos, recently to solicit for the support of the organization to help raise fund for the treatment of their baby. On hand to receive the family, was the International coordinator of VOCNI, Mr Gregory Azemobor, who assured them that the organization would do all within its capacity to bring succor to the traumatized innocent baby.
Mr. Azemobor who sympathized with the family, immediately referred them to Babcock University teaching Hospital, who would assess the present medical condition of the child and to also handle the heart surgery. The hospital has a strategic relationship with Project-Help-a-Child initiative, to offer a highly subsidized medical bill for any child with a hole-in-the-heart case referred to them. It will be recalled, that the Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre of the University is the first hospital to perform a heart surgery in Nigeria. The presence of this Centre has helped tremendously to reduce the stress of many Nigerians travelling to Indian to perform the same operation at an exorbitant cost. Regular heart surgery and other miscellaneous expenses, in Indian cost about N2.5 million The good news also is that the Centre operates a foundation which helps to subsidize the cost of the surgery for indigent children
The Ayanu family last week took the child to the hospital, and after running some preliminary test to ascertain the present medical condition of the child, the hospital had agreed to carry out the surgery at a highly subsidized rate of N500,000, and about N300,000 would also be required for the post- surgery treatment of the baby. That brings the total amount required to about N0.8 million.
This kind gesture of Project-Help-a-Child initiative and the Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre is Indeed, a great relief to the Ayanu’s family, who have hitherto moved from pillar to post in an effort to raise N2.5 million to take their child to Indian for the operation. The medical case of little Elijah has brought untold hardship and agony to the Ayanu ‘sfamily since the little boy was diagnosed of Artrial Septal Defect (a-hole-in-the heart ailment ),six months ago at Lagos State Teaching Hospital (LUTH)
Little Ayanu Elijah Oyinlola is seeking for your support to bring him back to life! What is needed now is just N800,000 This is a clarion call to all lovers of children and humanity; corporate bodies, government agencies and individuals to give a direct assistance to this family. Please from the Godly part of your heart; do something now, no amount is too small. You can contact the parents 08035817643, 08035818003 or visit them at 18, Taike Street off Love all, Ikosi, Ketu, Lagos Nigeria.
You can also send your direct financial contributions to:
Guaranty Trust Bank, Account Name: Ayanu Elijah Oyinlola
Account Number: 0209445768.
THE DIRECT HOSPITAL ACCOUNT DETAILS COULD BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST FOR ANY ONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PAY THE COMPLETE MEDICAL BILL
Every child is the joy of their parents and a gift from God. Little Elijah might be the next leader the world is waiting for! It will be unfair for us to neglect the pains that this little boy is passing through right now. Please you can do something…….no amount is too small. If God lays it in your heart take up the complete bill. Please don’t hesitate. Remember that our only investment in life is the value we add to the lives of others. God bless you richly as you reach out in love to save the life of baby Elijah
If you’ve ever had a health-related issue in Nigeria, then you will probably understand that it is extremely difficult to fund your treatment and navigate the healthcare system.
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