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Elsie needs N8m for immediate kidney transplant

By Enifome Ukodie   |   22 June 2017   |   4:25 am

Elsie Asibeh Kenine

Elsie Asibeh Kenine, aged 39, was diagnosed with end stage renal disease in February 2016 and now requires N8 million to undergo immediate kidney transplant to rescue her fast deteriorating health.

She also has a family history of diabetes and hypertension in both parents according to a medical report. The medical report signed by a Consultant Nephrologist at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Dr. B. Olarewaju, said: “Elsie has a history of weakness, anorexia and bilateral leg swelling. She is also a known diabetic of more than 12 years duration and hypertensive. She was diagnosed with end stage renal disease two degree to D.M. and is currently on maintenance haemodialysis twice weekly via tunnel line.

“The patient has not been regular on dialysis in recent times due to financial constraints and her health is deteriorating,” the report concluded. Elsie told The Guardian that it all started in January last year when she went to the Catholic hospital to see a doctor who ran some tests on her and referred her to see a neurologist in LASUTH.

“I met with Dr. Amisu in March, I ran more tests and was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease stage five and was asked to start dialysis immediately. Ever since, I have been on dialysis and drugs. Friends and relatives have come to assist the best they can but it is not enough.

“The doctors have advised me to do a transplant, which is the lasting solution to the illness and cost effective too. The cost of dialysis is way too much, I run it twice a week at almost N85,000 and it has been going for over a year now.”

She is, however, appealing to well-meaning Nigerians, corporate organisations, non-governmental organisations and the government to help her raise the money for the transplant as her condition is deteriorating on a daily basis.

To save Elsie, you can send your donations to GTBank account: Doreen Onyinye Kanine, 0026594876 or call 08100334721.




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