Uchechukwu, blind female graduate, needs N300,000 to see again
A Blind 28-year-old female graduate of National Open University of Nigeria is soliciting N300,000 for eye surgery, to enable her see again. Miss Ekesi Uchechukwu Victoria from Anambra State walked into The Guardian unaided and pleaded that her case be made known to the public. She said she was not born blind.
In her words: “Initially, I had problem with one of my eyes as a result of measles when I was in Junior Secondary School, Class Three (JSS3), in 1999. My grandmother took me for surgery at Guinness Hospital Onitsha. But the operation damaged both of my eyes and diminished my vision. After the incident, my grandmother enrolled me into a special school for the blind in 2010, when I finally went blind.”
She continued: “ When I went to Evercare Hospital situated at Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, last month, on October 29, I was told that they can restore the sight, even if it is not to the fullest but to the level of being able to do things on my own.”
She said she is the only child of her mother, who died in 1995. She lives at Igando, along Isheri, Lagos. Uchechukwu said since she graduated, she is yet to get a job. Rather, she packages crayfish to sell.
She urged people to assist her with money for the surgery, so that she can do things on her own and not live at the mercy of others. Uchechukwu can be reached on 080633988145. Her account details are: 2078578975, UBA.