Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Nine-year-old Eniola Adepitan and 22-year-old Omolara Onibudo are not relatives, but they both suffer from cancer and need help urgently for trearment. Eniola suffers from cancer of the bone, while Omolara has cancer of the lip. Hundreds of thousands of naira has been spent on them yet their problem persists.

 According to Omolara, “In May 2010, I discovered that I had a wound on my upper lip then I started bleeding from the affected lip. I sought medical attention at the Epe General Hospital, Epe, Lagos State, before I was referred to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. “After undergoing different tests and medical examinations, I was diagnosed with cancer of the lips. Due to the fact that my parents are aged and have since stopped working, my siblings are the ones doing the running around for me. 

They have spent hundreds of thousands of naira they borrowed from people and unfortunately, there is no hope of getting more money.” “The last money we paid at the hospital was N150, 000 for drugs, tests and x-rays and it’s almost exhausted. The doctors would in the next few days cut some samples of my lips to enable them to carry out some medical examinations preparatory to surgery.” Omolara, who dropped out of secondary school in 2010 as a result of the problem is appealing to the general public for financial support.

Continue to read the case of 9-year-old Eniola whose leg has been amputated...

 Nine-year-old Eniola’s case is also very sad. Her right leg has been amputated. Eniola’s mother, Dorcas Adepitan, said her daughter returned home on July 12, 2012, complaining that she hit her leg on a desk in her school located in Bariga. Dorcas said, “I took her to hospital for treatment when she returned from school that day. After carrying out X-rays, the doctor said she neither had fracture nor dislocation on her leg. “When she incessantly complained of pains on her leg we returned to the hospital and further CT-scans and medical examinations revealed that she had lumps and some cancerous growths in the affected right leg.”

Dorcas, a petty trader, said her daughter was later diagnosed with cancer of the bone.  When her condition worsened, she said doctors in LUTH advised that Eniola’s right leg be amputated. Eniola has not resumed school for the 2012/2013 academic session due to her condition.

 “I have not been able to go to school since my colleagues resumed for this academic session as I have always been in and out of hospital. I will be in need of an artificial limb to get me back on track so that I can join my classmates in school, “Eniola said. 

Both of them would need N2.5m to get them back to normal life. About N2m is required for Onibudo’s surgery and post-surgery needs while Eniola needs N500, 000 to complete her chemotherapy treatment and to get her an artificial limb.

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