South Africa Based Nigerian Diagnosed With Kidney Disease Returns Home To Raise Money For Transplant Surgery
By Dayo Ojerinde
A Nigerian based in South Africa has returned home to get cheaper treatment for kidney ailment .
36-year-old Segun Oyedele, who recently returned from South Africa due to a kidney disease, needs the sum of N15 million for a transplant.
Oyedele who is now soliciting for fund needs 15million (N11million for surgery and 4million to settle donor).
Here is what he told Dayo Ojerinde.
“I have been battling with kidney disease since 2018 and my treatment options are limited to dialysis treatments or a kidney transplant.
Frequent dialysis is essential for me to stay alive. I am undergoing dialysis at JFK Dialysis Centre at Palmgrove, Lagos, two times in a week. Each session lasts between four and six hours. Although dialysis is a life-saving treatment, it is not perfect and comes with side effects, which have a considerable impact on my body and quality of life.
“Also, the dialysis is not continuous in the same way that kidneys work normally. Therefore, waste products in my body build up between sessions. This means that on non-dialysis days I feel exhausted, water accumulates in my lungs and that makes me unable to breathe properly, I feel dizzy and nauseous and I have headaches. Continuous monitoring and assistance with daily tasks are often needed on non-dialysis days.
“My parents and siblings have finished all the money they have to save my life, yet the illness persists. I need the help of well-meaning Nigerians to survive. That little support can give me a chance to see another day.”
To help Oyedele or find out about his condition, please call him on 07038665263 OR 08077684737
Donations can be made into his GTbank account # 0015130210, Account Name: Oyedele Oluwaseun Damilola.