By Taiwo Ogunniyi
An 11-year-old secondary school student in one of the Kwara state’s public schools, Faith Adeyemi, diagnosed to have a hole in the heart, has appealed to Nigerians for help to raise N6 million.
Little Faith, who appeared weak and tired, was accompanied by her mother when she spoke with journalist on Tuesday in Ilorin calling on well meaning people to help her live a normal life by assisting her to raise the money for medical surgery to close the hole in her heart.
Faith, who said that her life ambition is to be a medical doctor, added that she loves the way medical practitioners take care and treat patients without discrimination or preferential treatment.
Speaking with Correspondent, Faith’s mother, Mrs. Adeyemi, a tailor, said that the young student, the second born among other three siblings, is a JSS 1 student, adding that she is supposed to be in JSS3 but for her health condition.
Faith’s father, Mr. Adeyemi, an indigene of Apado community in the Ilorin East local government area of Kwara state, works as a junior staff in the International Tobacco Company (ITC)
“We started since 2018. She is usually weak, tired and unable to stand up whenever attack came up.
“Her academic pursuit has not been stable due to her health condition. We were told by medical experts that her academic performance could only be improved upon when her health condition is corrected.
The consultant paediatrician in the department of Paediatrics and Child Health in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Dr. Abdulkadir M. B., and the Chief Medical Director (CMD), Professor A. D. Yusuf, of the teaching hospital, attested to the health condition of little Faith.
The appeal letter reads:
“TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
RE: ADEYEMI FAITH/11YEARS/FEMALE/HOSPITAL NO:653349
The above named girl was first seen at our facility at the age of seven (7) years. She was diagnosed to have a hole in the heart (Tetralogy of Fallot) for which she has been on conservative care. She requires an open heart surgery to close the hole in the heart so as to live a near normal life.
This operation is estimated to cost aboul six million naira (N6,000,000) only.
The parents have requested for their quest to raising funds for surgery”.
Account Name: Adeyemi Faith
Account Number: 0089731380
Bank Name: Sterling Bank
Tel No: 08066615809, 08160440293.
Edited by Felix Ajide