Thirty-four-year-old Babatope Oguntoyinbo is critically ill. The young graduate has called on Nigerians to support him to seekmedical treatment in India. ailment
Oguntoyinbo is down with a spinal cord injury that doctors say could render his cognitive functions ineffective if he does not undergo an urgent surgical operation in the Asian country.
According to his medical report, Oguntoyinbo has Case 2 level lumbar disc disease and the condition has led to his inability to control his bowel and bladder.
The disease, our correspondent gathered, also caused damage to his lumbar and spine.
Mrs. Funke Olanipekun, who spoke on behalf of her ailing brother, said his health had so degenerated that he no longer walked or eased his bowel without assistance.
Before the disease hit him, Olanipekun said her brother worked with a security firm in Lagos.
She added, “Initially, he complained about knee pain in November and he went to the hospital for treatment. Though the pain occasionally resurfaced, it did not stop him from going to work at his office in Ajah, Lagos, till it got worse this February. Now, he is helpless because he cannot urinate or eat without assistance and support.”
Olanipekun urged Nigerians and corporate organisations to support the cost of his treatment in an Indian hospital.
“ We have only been able to raise N110,000 so far. We need help.”
- To assist Oguntoyinbo, please call: 08029304788.
- Source: Punch Newspaper