A 25 year old Nigerian orphan, Adeniyi Onalaja, a generator repairer, has been in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos in the last three months after undergoing a surgery in his stomach. His ordeal started when he was experiencing pain in his stomach and the journey began from a hospital at Agbowa, Ikorodu and he was eventually referred to LUTH on April 4, 2019.
Upon medical examination, he was advised to go for a CT-Scan and this showed that a tumor was growing in his stomach and he was scheduled for an emergency surgery on April 10, 2019 after signing an undertaking that funds will be made available. Afterwards, there was a little complication that made him undergo another surgery because he could not neither sleep nor eat on April 23, 2019. He has since been a resident of Ward E6 in the hospital.
According to Onalaja, who hails from Ijebu-Ode, his father passed on 2006 and his mother died not more than a month ago. He is currently owing the hospital about Six Hundred Thousand naira (N600,000) only which are the expenses incurred from the surgery, admission, laundry and drugs from the pharmacy.
The orphan said he is currently living on the remnants of other patients on admission in the Ward because he has nobody catering for him. He expressed his readiness to fend for himself through his generator repairing skills if he has the opportunity to leave the hospital.
He is appealing to well-meaning Nigerians to please help me out of his travail. Adeniyi Onalaja can be reached on 08165635903 and financial assistance will be appreciated, payment can be made into his Sister’s bank account- Bassey Rukayat Aduke, 3107620191, First Bank.