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Man seeks financial help for hip surgery


An accident victim with avascular necrosis of the hip Micheal Irabor is calling on well-meaning individuals to help him raise N3m fund needed for his surgical operation.

Irabor, an aspiring writer and journalist, obtained his National Diploma (ND) in Mass Communication at Dorben Polytechnic, Abuja in 2011. He obtained his Higher National Diploma (HND) at Lagos state polytechnic, Ikorodu in 2017.

He is currently having difficulties walking with his two legs since a road accident in April 2011 in Abuja after his ND in 2011.

“My dream of becoming a successful writer hangs in the balance due to complications from an accident and a pending surgery that requires N3 million,” Irabor said in a letter to The Guardian.

“My tragic story began on April 14, 2011, in Abuja, shortly after I rounded off my National Diploma in Mass Communication. I had a motorcycle accident at Bwari area of the capital territory but did not appreciate the full impact or degree of the injuries I sustained,” Irabor said.

He said he was examined by Dr Ejike and Dr Oguzie both at the Dews Of Hope Specialist Hospital, Abuja before he moved to General Hospital, Ikeja in Lagos.

“After a casual treatment in Abuja, I proceeded to Lagos to begin my Industrial Training. It was while in Lagos that I started experiencing excruciating pains. The following year, I noticed that a bone was pulling out of my hips.”

Irabor said he managed the condition until 2016. But with the detachment of his bone from the normal position to my buttocks and returned to General Hospital, Ikeja where it was discovered that he has Vascular Disorder after further examination.

“The sad news is that the condition is already at its fourth and very critical stage that is now keeping me indoors,” Irabor said.

Irabor has been advised by the General Hospital, Ikeja to undergo a surgery in India for a surgery which would cost him N3 million.

The accident victim has not been opportune to work since leaving the polytechnic due to the accident he had immediately after his graduation.

Currently, Irabor is temporarily receiving local therapy from traditional bone setters in Lagos but the situation seems to be worsening.

In March, he visited Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja and Dews Of Hope Specialist Hospital, Oweri, where he was told the situation of the hips has gotten extremely critical and advised to undergo the hip replacement surgery as soon as possible, if not I might lose both hip and fall into a wheelchair.

“I consider my situation as very tragic and it is a major test for our common humanity,” Irabor said.

Irabor can be reached on these phone line- 07065640259, 09055730297. His mother, Christy Ekele – 08060517041.

Well-meaning persons can financially assist him through this account details- Michael Irabor 0176663635 GTBank.

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