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Joy battles leukemia, seeks N15m for bone marrow transplant in India


Eighteen-year-old Miss Joy Erharuyi is battling to stay alive, suffering from acute lymphoblastic Leukemia, which is a blood malignancy cancer and therefore desperately seeks financial assistance from kindhearted Nigerians to enable her undergo a bone marrow transplant in India at the cost of N15 million.

Joy was diagnosed of the disease at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), where she has been managed and hospitalised since May 11, 2017, and needs further medical treatment overseas to enable her stay alive and healthy.

Joy, who spoke to The Guardian from her sick bed at the UBTH, said she couldn’t complete her secondary education due to the ailment as she was always in and out of the hospital, adding that the sickness has set her back and may deny her of her dream to become a lawyer. She added that her parents are barely struggling to survive, with her father as a poor farmer and her mother as housewife.

According to her doctor, UBTH Paediatrician, Dr. Yetunde Isreal-Aina, “Joy was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic Leukemia and has been on drugs (chemotherapy), which helps to suppress the disease, but what she needs is a bone marrow transplant to cure the disease. “She has been referred to a specialist hospital in India for the procedure that will cost about N15 million.”Financial assistance towards Joy’s treatment can be channeled via her First Bank Account: 3124351526.

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