Help safe Bolaji from the jaws of death
But for the Kidney disease that rendered him incapacitated, Bolaji Olarinde would have been going around, ministering with his musical instruments to the weak and possibly winning them over to Christendom.
Olarinde was a Music Coordinator of Cherubim and Seraphim Church, Unification, before he developed a kidney disease, which is also known as renal failure.
The 34-year-old man who once played musical instruments for the popular Afro Juju musician, Sir Shina Peters, is presently battling to safe his life from the life-threatening disease that started with acute headache in 2011.
When the Guardian visited his residence at Alayesoro Street, Lanre bus stop in Igando area of Alimosho Local Council, Lagos State, Olarinde groaned in pains as he narrated his ordeal.
He said: “It all started in 2011 with just an acute headache and I visited hospital when it persisted for months. A medical test carried out in the hospital revealed that the headache was caused by high blood pressure.”
Olarinde explained that he has been spending an average of N90, 000 weekly for dialysis, lamenting that it would continue until he raises the amount needed for kidney transplant.
“I have spent a lot and people around me have done the same, without any tangible improvement,” he lamented.
Olarinde disclosed that he would have died if not for the intervention of his church members and other well meaning Nigerians who have been picking his hospital bills from time to time.
“I have sold all I have and still couldn’t raise the colossal amount needed for kidney transplant,” he said.
Olarinde appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to come to his rescue.
Joining her husband to appeal to Nigerians for aid, Olarinde’s wife disclosed that her husband’s illness has stopped her from working, which has made things more difficult for them.
“I can’t even go out anyhow because I have to look after him and our two kids,” she lamented.
A medical report issued by Alimosho General Hospital and signed by a Senior Medical Officer, Dr. T.O Adelowokan confirmed that Olarinde is down with end stage Renal Dialysis.
Anyone who wishes to render assistance to Olarinde could call him on this line 08186855500 or credit his account: Bank Details: Olarinde Bolaji Joseph, Diamond Bank, 0045380801; Access Bank, 0037396970.