Help save Adekoya, mother of baby with hole in heart cries
The mother of an eight-month-old baby, Ademola Adekoya, who has a hole in the heart, Mrs. Hannah Adekoya, is making a passionate appeal to save her baby, who is currently in pain and needs N3 million for a surgery, which will guarantee her survival.
The little boy is undergoing treatment at Babcock University Teaching Hospital (BUTH). According to the mother, the surgery is estimated at N5 million, “but so far, the family has been able to raise N2 million in the last seven months.
A medical report from BUTH indicated that the little boy was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) after multiple tests.
Ventricular Septal Defect is a common heart defect most often present at birth, but can occur in adults after surgery or a heart attack.
It also involves a hole in the wall between the heart’s lower chambers. She said: “I was referred to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ayinke House, when I got there, I was able to see a cardiologist. They gave me an appointment to come with my child every three months.
“I used to go during the appointed time. Last month, they called and told me that the hole in my baby’s heart could not be closed, that the baby is having VSD and that the hole is of moderate size. It can only be closed only through surgery which will cost N5 million.”
Hannah said medical experts at LASUTH said the surgery could only be done at Babcock or abroad.
According to her, she discarded the overseas option and took her baby to Babcock to make enquiries. She said: “Getting there, we started all over; they did the echo test again and it still showed the same problem. Later they gave us the bill for the surgery, and said that we have to do it within two months.”
Hannah pleaded with Nigerians to help rescue her only child. “I don’t have a job. My husband is working but we can’t afford this big amount.
This is our first child. I beg Nigerians to help me. I don’t want to lose my child. He is my life. Please help me.” To make enquiries or contribute for the course, the family said they can be reached through this mobile number 08051226464 and UBA: 2213288367 with account name: Daniel Ademola Adekoya’.