Hey guys, this post is a repost of a friend's appeal for help for his friend who is a senior colleague and who went to my school.
I decided to repost it with the hope that it might help make a difference in helping him recover and be a blessing to his family and others.
Here is what he wrote:
FOR YOUR ATTENTION: A good name is more precious than silver and gold.
I don't dont SCAM and I hereby stake on my NAME on this cause to save a great man #ayoSpecie
LET’S HELP SOLA ODUMOSU WALK AGAIN:
My name is Ayodimeji Badejoko, a pharmacist & entertainer. I'm passionate about social work and causes targeted at helping the helpless.
On 29th January 2015, I received a panic call from Mr. Sola Odumosu, a senior colleague and friend from my University days at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State who recently sustained a fatal knee damage following a fall. The damaged knee deteriorated rapidly due to his sickle cell disease. He is currently bedridden and cannot work or move around to earn a living.
Sola visited the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Nigeria (the teaching hospital attached to the premier University of Ibadan) but a nationwide strike action crippled most hospital services. However, he got an expert opinion, proposing he travels to India for a total knee replacement.
After consulting widely, a top-notch orthopedic surgery team gave an estimate of an equivalent of N2,500,000.00 (Two million Five Hundred Thousand Naira only) - travel and accommodation expenses included.
I persuaded Sola to seek a 2nd surgeon opinion. On 3rd February 2015 (his 37th birthday), Sola consulted Dr. Enweluzo George, a respected orthopedic surgeon at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), who confirmed that the muscles were already infected, requiring an urgent intervention. He also emphasized that Sola should proceed for total knee replacement in India afterwards.
Due to paucity of funds and support, Sola unfortunately moved back to Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun state to stay with his aged mother in ancient town and is presently admitted at St. Joseph Catholic Hospital, Oke Agbo Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State. I can't overemphasize Sola’s co-existing sickle cell disease condition. He needs your support to stay alive, walk or move around to earn a living for himself and his family. Sola would depart for India on the 15th March 2015.
If you are willing to support Sola to walk again, please send your financial supports to his mum’s account since he is not fit enough to make or follow up on bank transactions.
The account details are:
Account Name: MRS. FLORENCE ODUMOSU,
Account number: 1761909464
Bank Name: Skye Bank
For friends abroad, you can pay using the link below:
For more enquires, contact Sola on +2348073082226.
Thanks & remember that “A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle”- James Keller.
Thank you for your help. Even if you cannot donate you could still help by sharing his story.
Thanks for stopping by....