December 23, 2017 – Nigerian Baby Boy Born Without Esophagus Needs N6M For Major Surgery In India
Master Abdullahi Oyinloye was born on the eve of Christmas in 2016, but the toddler has known no peace since his birth. Reason: he has been battling with what doctors described as Tracheosophageal Fistula (absence of oesophagus), which has prevented him from using his mouth to feed.
Although he had undergone a surgery at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), which enabled him to feed through a tube, but the only way out of the boy’s pathetic condition, according to doctors is for him to undergo a major surgery at Artemis Hospital in India.
The cost of the surgery is put at N6 million to cover cost of treatment, excluding drugs and consumables, lodging, food, travel and maintenance expenses.
According to Dr. Nitin Goel, a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon and Urologist at the hospital, the boy will need Gastric pull up for Esophageal replacement with a success rate of 90 per cent.
To this end, the boy’s distraught parents are calling on well-meaning Nigerians, civil society groups, corporate bodies and government institutions to save their son’s life.
Donations can be forwarded to the following bank account numbers with the name, Oyinloye Ismael. T: 0152495216 (Guaranty Trust Bank ); 2087504453 (Zenith Bank).
Abdullahi’s parents can be reached on 08035224525 and 08088828251.