I last used toilet 2018, Kidney failure patient seeks assistance for life-saving

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Kehinde Ugbede-Egbeyemi, a 47-year-old woman suffering from kidney failure, is reaching out to the public for help in raising N15m for a crucial kidney transplant.

 

Ugbede-Egbeyemi revealed that her battle with kidney failure began in 2018, shortly after her marriage to her husband, a teacher.

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According to a medical report from the Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre in Abuja, she was diagnosed with end-stage kidney disease in February 2018. The report stated that she has been undergoing a rigorous treatment regimen, including twice-weekly haemodialysis, erythropoietin and iron sucrose injections, antihypertensive medication, and other supportive measures.

The report, signed by Consultant Nephrologist Dr Benjamin Arijesuyo, emphasized that a kidney transplant would offer the best chance for improved quality of life and long-term survival.

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However, the financial burden of the procedure is significant, and Ugbede-Egbeyemi is in desperate need of assistance.Ugbede-Egbeyemi shared her heartbreaking story, revealing that she has already sold all her belongings in an attempt to raise funds for the transplant.

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The weekly dialysis sessions have drained her financially, leaving her in a dire situation.To make matters worse, she disclosed that she has not been able to pass stool naturally since 2018.

“The disease started just two months after my marriage in February 2018, and it has cost me over N40m,” she explained. “Initially, I paid N10m for the transplant, but due to the unavailability of a donor, the procedure could not be carried out. So, the money was spent on medications, weekly dialysis, supplements, and hospital bills. By 2020, I had already spent about N30m.

The second time, we paid N7m to the hospital after my twin brother offered to donate his kidney. People supported me with N4m.”Ugbede-Egbeyemi’s plea for assistance highlights the urgent need for financial support to save her life and provide her with a chance at a brighter future.

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Ugbede-Egbeyemi revealed that her battle with kidney failure began in 2018, shortly after her marriage to her husband, a teacher.According to a medical report from the Zenith Medical and Kidney Centre in Abuja.

The businesswoman said she owed the hospital N6.5m, adding that the cost of dialysis had gone up from N43,000 to N48,600 and the procedure was conducted twice a week.

She noted that she was seeking between N12m and N15m for the procedure and appealed for support.

Financial assistance towards Ugbede-Egbeyemi’s kidney transplant can be made to her FCMB account 4250620013, Egbeyemi Kehinde Oluwatoyin.

 

 

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