For 69-year-old Temidayo Olorunfemi, eating is unpleasant, excretion is a nightmare — and this is just a little of the difficulty he faces. Olorunfemi’s health challenge began in 2015 when he suffered a stroke. While he survived the stroke, the ailment impaired his mobility. The taxi driver could no longer continue his transportation business from where he made ends meet.
Olasunkanmi, Olorunfemi’s first son, told TheCable that he was able to take care of his father until April when he (Olorunfemi) went into coma and was later diagnosed with a defective kidney.
According to Olasunkanmi, the kidney disease was diagnosed at University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital in Ondo state. The doctor would later refer them to the Kidney Care Centre (KCC) in Ondo town for dialysis.
“In 2015, he had a partial stroke. Then I was working and I was able to manage it and stabilise him. Since that time, we have been managing him until past two months when we went to state hospital and he went into a coma. Then, they resuscitated him and they did a test,” Olasunkanmi said.
“Even though they were treating him, his blood pressure was still high. So, they conducted a urinalysis test and got to know that he has kidney disorder. They then referred us to Ondo Kidney Centre. But I cannot afford the bills because I don’t have a job.
“They said if we conduct dialysis and it does not work, then he would need a kidney transplant. But we have not been able to do the dialysis at the Kidney centre because the money they are demanding, N300,000, and we can’t afford it.
“They discharged us since May 7 from the state hospital. They might think that we have gone to the Kidney centre. He is currently at home and the situation is getting worse. He has not taken anything in the past three days. His urine, the whole place is messed up.”
Olorunfemi needs the assistance of well-meaning Nigerians to raise N300,000 before he can start treatment.
You can make your donations to the account below:
Account name: Temidayo Mike Olasunkanmi
Account number: 0739706785, Access Bank
Please, call 08032070568 for more inquiries