Mother of four requires urgent help for kidney transplant

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Ngozi on the hospital bed

A mother of four, Aniagolu Ngozi Juliet, is reeling in pain after medical experts diagnosed her of chronic kidney disease.

The experts said Juliet would require about N22 million for an urgent kidney transplant, if she must continue to live.

Although the family has spent over N5 million managing her case since July 2022, when she was discovered to have contracted the disease, she has not been scheduled for kidney transplant due to paucity of funds.

The Guardian learnt that Juliet has been undergoing haemodialysis at a private hospital in Abuja, a care that is now threatened by lack of resources.

Her husband, Remigius Aniagolu, who said he sold virtually everything to sustain her treatment, lamented that the little money the family was able to raise has been exhausted.

“She is currently faced with the dilemma of not having her dialysis any longer. Her thrice weekly dialysis has been reduced to once a week. The doctors advised that it’s not good for her. But we can’t do otherwise. Her kids cannot return to school at the moment.

“The dialysis cost N40,000 per session, and a blood builder of N15,000 per bottle twice every week. This is not the kind of money someone, like me, can afford and still take care of the four children,” he said.

Financial assistance could be made through Fidelity Bank, Account No. 6320077884. Name: Ngozichukwu Juliet Aniagolu.

Remigius appealed to good spirited Nigerians to come to the aid of his family by supporting the treatment of his ailing wife.

“The family has expended all that is available, including borrowings from other sources, and funds raised by the Amaka Nweke Foundation. Any kind of support for my 40-year-old wife can be paid into: Fidelity Bank, Account No. 6320077884. Ngozichukwu Juliet Aniagolu,” he pleaded.

A professor of Medicine and Consultant Nephrologist, Chinwuba Ijeoma, had, while referring her case for further investigation, last year, said: “At the time, she was uraemic, fluid overloaded, hypertensive, and anaemic.”

He added that relevant investigation showed anaemia (Hb 7.1g/d), and marked azotaemia (serum creatinine 1409 umol/L, Egfr 3.0ml/min/1.73m2).

The Consultant Family Physician, Nisa Premier Hospital, Abuja, Olusunde Lanre, said: “Ngozi is a patient of our hospital,” adding that she is “being managed for chronic kidney disease requiring urgent kidney transplant.”

The doctor said Ngozi “has not been scheduled for kidney transplant due to financial constraints.”


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