Oyedele, 36, needs N15m for kidney transplant
Ailing Segun Oyedele, 36, who recently returned from South Africa due to a kidney disease, needs the sum of N15 million for a kidney transplant.
Oyedele’s sister, Seun, told our correspondent that her brother had reached the fifth stage in his dialysis and the doctors had advised him to go for a kidney transplant.
“He was diagnosed in South Africa, but could not access affordable health care because he is not a citizen of that country.
The cost of dialysis was beyond what he could afford and was sent back to Nigeria.
“When he returned to Nigeria, he started his dialysis at a private hospital in Palmgroove area of Lagos, and has been receiving treatment there,” Seun said.
She said the transplant would cost about N11m at St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos, while the kidney donor would collect N4m.
Also, speaking with our correspondent, Oyedele said, “I have been battling with kidney disease since 2018 and my treatment options are limited to dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant.
Frequent dialysis is essential for me to stay alive.
I am undergoing dialysis at JFK Dialysis Centre at Palmgrove, Lagos, two times in a week.
Each session lasts between four and six hours.
Although dialysis is a life-saving treatment, it is not perfect and comes with side effects, which have a considerable impact on my body and quality of life.
“Also, the dialysis is not continuous in the same way that kidneys work normally.
Therefore, waste products in my body build up between sessions.
This means that on non-dialysis days I feel exhausted, water accumulates in my lungs and that makes me unable to breathe properly, I feel dizzy and nauseous and I have headaches. Continuous monitoring and assistance with daily tasks are often needed on non-dialysis days.
“My parents and siblings have finished all the money they have to save my life, yet the illness persists. I need the help of well-meaning Nigerians to survive.
That little support can give me a chance to see another day.”
Oyedele can be reached on his phone numbers, 07038665263, 08077684737; while donations can be made to his bank account; Gtbank -0015130210, Account Name: Oyedele Oluwaseun Damilola.
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