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BN Community Centre: Let’s Help Baby Faith Who was Diagnosed with Retinoblastoma



img-20161102-wa002If 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.

Dear BellaNaija Readers.

Please we are trying to raise funds for 18months old Faith, who has been diagnosed with retinoblastoma which is a rare form of cancer that rapidly develops in the retina. The tumour is advanced and life threatening. She has no doubt lost her sight, but we can save her life, rehabilitate her and improve her quality of life with donated funds.

A group of concerned people came together to support Baby Faith and her Mother, Mrs Onoriode Friday. Faith’s father has abandoned Mrs Friday and her 4 children.

We have been able to contact mission doctors coming to Nigeria, who are willing to operate on her in November, 2016.

Faith needs to undergo so many tests, MRI/CT Scans, surgery and chemotherapy.

We are trying to raise £20,000. Please help save Faith’s life.

The plan, as a matter of urgency, is to begin her treatment in Nigeria and perhaps, at a later date, explore the possibility of taking her abroad for further treatment, if

Without your funds, this baby may die, but if we join hands together, we can save her life.

We thank you in advance for your support. Your donation is appreciated.
You can donate via the following platforms

UBA Bank Account. Mrs Onoriode Friday. 2091841113

You can also call the following people, who are assisting Faith and her Mother:

Adums: 08137186868

Clare: 07033757721

Chizoro: +447532357182

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


  1. Leah

    November 3, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    OMG! Nov. 2nd was yesterday, where they able to do surgery then? I can’t get through the Nigerian line, is anyone else having trouble? BN please bring us an update since the deadline has passed, that means the Doctors are already in Nigeria?

    • Leah

      November 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      I just got through and spoke to someone. Thanks.

    • Clare Henshaw

      November 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Hello Leah,

      The Doctors are in Nigeria but surgery will commence once full test and other important issues are addressed. In the mean time, we are working very hard to send out messages to the public to support our cause. If you need updates on her progress please visit her page on face book. “SAVE BABY FAITY”
      or send us a mail at: [email protected]

      We kindly urge you yo donate. God bless you. CLARE.

  2. Marian

    November 3, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    UPDATE on baby Faith as posted on the facebook page 6 hrs ago.

    “Baby Faith has been admitted to Nigerian Christian Hospital in Aba, Nigeria. We are awaiting the report of the consultation with her surgeon from the US, Dr. Brian Camazine, and we will update you with further information as soon as it is available. In the meantime, this is a photograph of her showing how much further the tumour has progressed. Despite the pain and suffering she has endured, she still smiles and plays with her mother and siblings. This shows her incredible strength, courage and zeal for life. Your donations will help fund her treatment and rehabilitation. Once again we thank all those who have donated thus far, and ask that this campaign is shared widely on social media in order to reach as many people as possible. Together we can Save Beautiful Baby Faith!”

  3. Marian

    November 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Mercyship is in Benin Republic right now. If they can contact them too because they have the capacity to do surgeries like this.

  4. Ada Nnewi

    November 3, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    My heart is too broke.. donating now

    • Ada Nnewi

      November 3, 2016 at 6:47 pm

      *my heart just broke… tears didn’t let me type straight

  5. Clare Henshaw

    November 3, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Hi guys. My name is clare henshaw. One of the persons involved in supporting baby faith.

    I THANK Bella naija for the opportunity to help spread our message to the public.

    Please be assured that this is a credible cause and so far we are working very hard to ensure baby faith is well taken care of.
    She is presently with the Mission Doctors at the Nigerian Christian Hospital in Aba.

    As members of the group supporting baby Faith. We know accountability is key, we therefore invite you to please reach out to us though the numbers above or send us a mail via [email protected].

    You may verify my name on facebook, LinkedIn and other social media handles.
    Our intergrity means alot to us. Above all we urge you to support us by donating towards saving baby Faith’s life.

    Thank you.

  6. Adums

    November 3, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    I just left them,i personally took them to Nigeria Christian Hospital Aba. The doctors have arrived and would carry out an evaluation,by tomorrow we will update everyone the process through the the facebook page and also via comment here. The baby needs us to survive,my number and that of others assisting is attached to this post, you can call for any details. Thanks and God bless you all for your goodwill prayers and donations.

  7. Josephine

    November 3, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    Praying for news of total recovery for this brave baby. God bless her and you, Claire Henshaw, Adums and other kind souls. You inspire me.

  8. Ghostmode

    November 3, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    I pray for healing for this dear baby! Please let’s all contribute no matter how small.. Little drops of water make a might ocean.

  9. Ify

    November 3, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Dear Lord please heal baby faith in Jesus name Amen

  10. Bless Faith

    November 3, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    you can read up on Faith on facebook

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