Ugbede battles for life, needs N10m for kidney transplant
It started with a simple typhoid complaint that progressively became ulcer treatment and ultimately nosedived into a renal failure. Mrs. Kehinde Oluwatoyin Ugbede (nee Egbeyemi), who is an Economics graduate of the University of Abuja, is in dire need of N10 million to execute a kidney transplant at the Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre in Abuja.
On how she discovered she had renal failure, she said: “I was treating typhoid until sometimes in December last year when I was told I had ulcer and I had to go through a blood transfusion. When the situation was not getting better, I went back to the doctor in January this year to do further test. I was told that the kidney, liver and other organs were fine.
“But then, I was always feeling weak and throwing up every two days. We did not know it was kidney problem. It was at the Kubwa General hospital that kidney test was recommended. I was later found to have problems with my kidney. Few sessions of dialysis were recommended for me at the Gwagwalada Teaching Hospital that everything would be fine. But after undergoing nine dialysis sessions, the situation got worse.
“The doctors then said the only option remaining is the kidney transplant and about N10 million is needed to do the operation. I was then referred to Zenith hospital where the transplant would be done. Even now, I do dialysis periodically where I spend N55,000 per session.
“I am appealing to Nigerians to come to my aid because my family has exhausted all we have on undergoing dialysis,” she said.Zenith hospital can be contacted on 07068873402. Ugbede’s husband can be reached on 08060688828, while donations can be sent to: Egbeyemi Kehinde (4250620013) FCMB Bank.