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Wednesday, 25 November 2015
N500 can save the life of this young Nigerian
A young Nigerian graduate who has been suffering with Sickle Cell Anaemia all his life is in dire need of financial assistance to battle the disorder.
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The young man, Abiodun Abidemi Bakare, according to Tosin Adesola, the Director of Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, urgently needs hips and knee replacement surgery and the body hopes to take him abroad for the operation as soon as he is done with his physiotherapy here in Nigeria.
Bakare who was born with the disorder, has been going through a lot of pain and discomfort as he struggled through school and his condition became deteriorated as he was rounding up his final year examinations at the Onabisi Onabanjo University and could not go for his mandatory National Youth Service.
Adesola, herself a carrier of the disease, says she knows what the young man is going through and is reaching out to kind spirited Nigerians to urgently come to his aid.
Adesola talks about a new initiative her team has set up to raise the money needed to take care of Bakare, called 'N500 by 1m Campaign.'
"We are a non-profit organization setup to give support and succour to people living with Sickle Cell. Since its inception in 2008, Sickle Cell Advocacy has touched the lives of sickle cell sufferers around the country through the monthly medical outreaches where we provide free medical consultation and free drugs to underprivileged children and adults with sickle cell thereby assisting in managing their health.
That’s why we need your N500 for the 'N500 by 1m campaign. The N500 by 1m campaign is an initiative set up to encourage 1m Nigerians to donate N500 or more.
Sickle Cell Advocacy aims to provide urgently needed medication, life-saving surgeries as well as counseling and public awareness programs through the monies we generate from the campaign.
With your kind donations, we will be able to provide even more support to improve the lives of those living with sickle cell in the country.
Sickle Cell is no longer a death sentence, with proper care and management they can live a well fulfilled and purposeful life, just like I have.
Why not join other Nigerians and I in this fight against sickle cell Anemia?
Please send in your N500 or more to either of these accounts.