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Toddler needs N5 million for corrective heart surgery



Sixteen–month–old Arthur Moffat was recently diagnosed with an acyanotic congenital heart defect.

Authur, who is being managed with an anti-failure medications, requires N5million for corrective heart surgery.

According to a Medical Report signed by a consultant paediatric cardiologist, Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Saganmu (OOUTH): “ An echocardiography study done on Authur at 15 months of age revealed perimembranous VSD with pulmonary stenosis. He has been managed medically with anti-failure medication and his condition has also been complicated by failure to thrive despite optimal medical management. As such, surgical repair of the defect is advocated.”


His mother, Mrs. Victoria Moffat told The Guardian that when he was one month old, his growth became stunted.

“The symptoms still persisted so we were referred to OOUTH, where a heart x-ray and ecogram were done twice. We were told he has a hole in the heart and that he needs surgical treatment in India,” she added.

She is, however, appealing to well-meaning Nigerians, corporate organisations, non governmental organisations and the government to help save her son’s life.

You can send your donations to Zenith Bank, Victoria Moffat, account number: 2117844791 or call 08062423845.


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