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BN Community Centre: Let’s Help Inia Get a New Kidney

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Hi BellaNaijarians,

We received this email from a BN reader and we hope you’d be able to help.

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Inia Baba is a friend, a mother, a wife, a sister and also someone very much in need of our help.
India is only 34 years old and has both kidney failure. She has been on dialysis twice a week since march 2013. The reality is that for her to lead her normal life again, she needs to have a kidney transplant immediately.
Everyone that’s ever come across Inia can testify to the beautiful young lady she is on both the inside and out. Mother to Onu,a 6 year old boy, it is heartbreaking to see this young woman’s life cut short.

SO WHAT ARE WE DOING? We’re trying to raise the N10m Naira Inia needs to have life saving surgery in India. We know that this is no small amount but we have faith that if everyone could give even a small amount, by God’s grace we have the power to make a difference and save someone’s life.

We are accepting donations to Account:

Acc name: Inia Baba. ACC no: 0075372328.
Diamond bank.

You don’t need to know Inia to help, just need to be generous of spirit and God will bless you as you render your support.
We are also thinking of sponsored walks and various events here in Nigeria to raise money so your ideas along with your contributions are so so welcome. If anyone have an idea of medium where Inia’s plight can be heard, please kindly contact me.
Thank you and God bless you and reward you richly for your labour of love.

For more information, visit the GoFundMe Page HERE

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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.

In view of this, BellaNaija launched the BN Community Centre. This online platform will feature “calls for help” as submitted to us. This includes information, photos and account numbers.

We encourage you to give if you can, however, please ensure you perform independent verification prior to donating any funds.

9 Comments

  1. Noms

    May 3, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    I work in healthcare assistance coy. Most of these cases come to us and trust me some Nigerian doctors are wicked because they don’t tell the patient transplant is the major means of managing the situation until it is badddddd and they have collected enough monies
    Imagine paying @ least on the average
    =N=60,000 per session.
    =N-120,000 per week
    =N=120,000 X 4 weeks = 480,000
    =N=480,000 X 12 months ==N=5,760,000

    In her case, she has been on dialysis is March, 2013, which is a total of 38 months
    =N=480,000 X 38 Months – =N=18,240,000. This amount is what the hospital made in the 38 months of her two sessions per week dialysis.

    Ok, she spent less, even if her dialysis was =N=30,000 per session, its still N9,120,000 spent on dialysis.
    The monies this patient spend on dialysis on a long term is enough to carry out the surgery.
    If this doctors advise patients correctly, they won’t get to spend so much on dialysis and still be strong to pull through the surgery.
    Dialysis is a very traumatic experience for patient and relatives.
    Again, most people won’t help except they see pictures of a dying person or with so much machines attached to the person’s body.
    Goodluck to her and her family and to all who are in this same predicament. God will raise helpers .

  2. Me

    May 3, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    @bellanaija It would be nice to keep your readers updated with her progress and to post funding reminders until the sum requested has been achieved. I intend to make regular bank transfers but it would be good to know when she has received enough so I can stop.

  3. isaid!!

    May 3, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    @Me, God bless you

  4. Oluchi

    May 3, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Glad she has a Gofundme page. Made it easy to give. Wishing Inia the best and a miraculous discovery.

  5. Ify

    May 3, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Hang in there Inia…You will testify! I am sending my widows mite.

  6. Tee

    May 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    @ Noms, these monies you have calculated are not coughed out at once and nobody wants to keep a patient on dialysis because of money. When you tell a patient that he/ she has end stage renal failure and would need a transplant, the first reaction is usually “God forbid”, “my God would heal me”, “where would I get that kind of money from?” “ah I don’t have money o”. And then the patient and family then ask for the next supportive management until they can pool funds together. Before you know it, the number of visitors/ families and well wishers around the patient starts reducing and the funds do not surface. You cannot tell a patient to save the money for the dialysis for the transplant when that’s the only means to keep him alive until he can undergo transplant. The truth is dialysis is not an ultimate treatment (it is just palliative) and no medical doctor would advise as such. It is not even fun to carry out and the patients are usually pitied but the patient has to be kept alive until they can source for funds for the transplant.

  7. Noms

    May 3, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    @Tee,of course I know the monies are not coughed out at once but I have handled patients who had the means and willing sponsors but were not advised correctly/early enough. Let’s say Inia didn’t have the money to pay at once, are you trying to say if she had been sourcing for funds since 2013 when she was diagnosed,she would still be looking for money in 2016?. The cost of transplant in one of India’s reputable hospital is $15,000 including investigations,how much was $1-=N= 1 in 2013,2014 even 2015.
    I know exactly what I’m talking about. Currently have two cases I’m working on.

  8. Eniola

    May 4, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Transplant is not a cure it is a treatment. Post transplant drugs and maintenance are expensive. It can cost up to N500,000 or more monthly to purchase maintenance drugs and weekly lab tests to ensure everything is in order. A lot of patients end up back on dialysis as a result of poor post transplant management and it is mostly as a result of poor finance. Not every patient is qualified for transplant and there are many people who live normal lives, go to work or school while on dialysis. You need to be monitored by a good nephrologist and maintain a healthy lifestyle while on dialysis. We need the Nigerian government to step into the needs of renal patients as this disease is now in epidemic proportions in Nigeria. Let us use our collective mediums to advocate for lower cost of dialysis and subsidised maintenance drugs for post transplant patients. To all those the facilitate transplant surgeries abroad for renal patients it is important that they are educated on the costs and management post transplant. They will use these drugs for the rest of their lives so they must understand the financial implication of post transplant life. I personally will not recommend transplant for anyone that has to have donated funds for surgery, who will donate for post transplant care for the rest of their lives?

  9. Honeycrown

    May 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks and God bless her friend for setting up the gofundme page. These are ways we can help one another. Can’t wait to hear about your recovery. Praying and sending lots of love your way Inia ?

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