13-month-old baby needs N3m for heart surgery
A 13- month- old baby, Mazeedah Akinfenwa, has been diagnosed with heart problem and would require about N3 million for corrective surgery.
Mazeedah was born with a deep hole in her heart and has been transferred to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Teaching hospital, Ile-Ife.
A letter signed by acting chairman, Medical Advisory committee, Dr. A. Adeyemo, and Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Dr. Uvue Onokpoya, said Baby Mazeedah has a ventricular septal defect, which would require an open heart surgery and closure of the hole to enable her live a normal life.
The family said they had been able to raise N750,000 out of N 3.6 million needed for the surgery. A Paediatric Cardiologist at OAU Teaching hospital, Prof. John Akintunde Okeniyi, who confirmed the ailment, told The Guardian that the baby requires open heart surgery at the cardiothoracic surgical unit.
Assistance could be rendered through the parent’s Polaris Bank account Number: 3020280426 and Account name: Akinfenwa Abosede Mariam.The parents can also be reached with the following numbers: 08167828677 or 08130135949.
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