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Tragic! Parents of 5 die of cancer weeks apart | How to Support

Omena Ubiaro and his family

Friends and family have announced the passing of Omena Ubiaro, 38, a father of five who lost his wife weeks ago to the same illness he was suffering from.

According to Mirror Online, Omena had fought bowel cancer for three years before he died in the early hours of September in a Wolverhampton hospice.

While battling for his life, friends and family launched a GoFundMe campaign to cater for his health and family. Click HERE to donate.

Family friend, Charles Busari, posted on the page Monday afternoon:

It breaks my heart to report that sadly our dear brother Omena has lost his fight to cancer at the early hours of Monday 4 September 2017.

I would like to offer a heartfelt “THANK YOU” to everyone who have contributed so far financially, with prayers and with words of encouragement.

Unfortunately our worst fears have been confirmed and we now need your donations now more than ever to support the children. No amount is too small as a little streams make mighty Oceans.

His wife Makeda was diagnosed with the disease last August but lost the battle after an emergency surgery on July 29, 2017.

Omena died a day to his wife’s funeral scheduled for September 5, leaving behind five children between the ages of 7 and 19.

Here’s the GoFundMe support video he made before his passing.

The couple met as teenagers at St Francis Xavier College in Clapham, South London. In 2004, they moved to Birmingham after their marriage.

They renewed their vows in August 2015 after Omena was diagnosed of the disease.

Tragic! Parents of 5 die of cancer weeks apart | How to Support

Omena and Makeda Ubiaro

You can support the family HERE.

Photo Credit: Ubiaro Family


  1. maygurl

    September 5, 2017 at 9:28 am

    This is so sad, may their souls rest in peace. It is well with the kids they left behind.

  2. zzzzzzzzzzz

    September 5, 2017 at 10:48 am


  3. iyke

    September 5, 2017 at 11:03 am

    So Sad!
    Surprised that these young couple had this cancer, also known as colon, rectal or colorectal cancer.Most people that get this sort of cancer are men and women aged 60 to 69 and above.
    I better go for screening asap.

  4. iou

    September 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I’m so so so sorry…..I don’t even know what to say

  5. DK

    September 6, 2017 at 1:12 am

    Omg! This is sad. May the Lord keep the children safe and provide for them. Cancer sucks!??‍♀️?☹️

  6. BKM

    September 6, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    So sad, my heart goes out to the kids. My dad was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer at age 74 in the UK after having had different types of antibiotics for close to a year in cameroon for different types of bowel disease. It was sheer luck he had the peep hole surgery and is doing better so far. I watched him go through pain and non stop rectal bleeding for months. I can only imagine what these young kids are going through. May God strengthen you all. Cancer sucks

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