Man battles kidney failure
Last Christmas, 50-year-old Peter Olayiwola was hale and hearty. With pomp, he joined friends and relations in the yearly celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Then came the midnight of December 31, 2013, when he hit the church to seek for himself a happy New Year.
Indeed, he enjoyed blissful moments for four weeks at his 30, Igbehinadun Street, Shasha, Lagos home, where he is a strong member of the Olaoluwa Community Development Association (CDA). Nothing gave his aged mother, a petty trader, any inkling that her joy over him would soon take a tumble.
However, since 2011, Peter had battled hypertension, which the family had managed well with medical attention until February 6 when he was diagnosed with failure of both kidneys. He has since been receiving medical treatment at the Alimosho General Hospital, Igando.
Peter was in tears as he spoke with this reporter: “I am suffering from back pain, swelling, dizziness, cold, skin itching, short breath and inability to concentrate which makes me lose my hope of living.” The ailment, he added, had deprived him of his bounden responsibility as a father.
Following the recommendation of a medical expert, he started undergoing dialysis to mitigate his troubles. But the doctor advised that Peter would need to undergo a kidney transplant to live a stable life.
After researches by his parents, it was agreed that he should be taken to India for the surgery which will cost a whopping N8 million.
His helpless parents said they had exhausted their savings and sold all they could lay their hands on to make him live. Hence, they sought urgent financial support from the public, the government and private organisations to rescue Peter.
They have, therefore, opened an account, Peter Olayiwola at the Sky Bank with No: 1040458159 or GTBank Acct/No.0016623876 under the name: Peter Olayiwola, for the attention of his prospective helpers.
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