19-year-old boy needs N17m for kidney transplant
The parents of 19-year-old Joshua Raphael need N17 million to save the life of their son suffering from a chronic kidney disease.
The young boy has been managing the disease for three months.
According to the Medical Director, Alimosho General Hospital, Dr. Z. O Olusoji, the ailment has worsened overtime, leading to maintenance of haemodialysis.
He said Raphael has since been on weekly maintenance haemodialysis sessions three times till date.
The doctor said: “It is hoped that this will greatly improve his quality of life and outcome.
“However, his management has been hampered by severe financial constraints.”
Speaking with The Guardian, his father, Jerry Raphael, a bike mechanic, said: “My boy did his Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the sickness started when he was about to sit for National Examinations Council (NECO) in July 2023. My boy doesn’t drink alcohol.
“We have spent a lot, we borrowed money and sold our property for his treatment.
“We are calling for assistance because he needs a transplant. Nigerians should come to our aid because we don’t know where to get the money from.”
The family subsequently urged Nigerians to intervene and save the young Raphael from untimely death.
Assistance could be extended through First Bank Account number: 3026744200; Name: Raphael Joshua Jeremiah, while his father, could be reached on: 08061297734
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