If nothing is done urgently, two-year old Muhammed Lawal may die in two weeks’ time as he has been diagnosed with a hole in the heart. He needs N2.8 million for an urgent surgical operation to correct the defect.
Doctors at the Bisket Medical Centre, Osogbo, Osun State, southwest Nigeria, said the boy has two weeks to live unless something urgent is done to save him.
The parents of the boy can’t get the money for the surgical operation abroad. Their effort has only yielded N5,000.
Doctors, who carried out series of diagnosis on the little boy said he might not survive unless his parents raised N2.8 million needed for the heart surgery in India.
Father of the boy, Lawal Musa who was a former cadet member of the Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme, OYES, Osun State, southwest Nigeria, has appealed to well meaning Nigerians to help save his son’s life.
“We have tried and we are still making efforts. We could only raise N5,000. We are calling on well meaning Nigerians to help us save him through their financial assistance. We pray they will not have any cause to bury their child,” he said.
He added that he had made several appeals to some well meaning Nigerians in Osun State to come to his aid but it turned out futile as the condition of his little son worsens daily.
Lawal said he earns N10, 000 at private Nursery and Primary School in Oshogbo where he teaches Primary 4 to JSS II, saying that he had written letters to the state Governor Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Osun State House of Assembly but that he was yet to get favourable response.
Medical Director, Bisket Medial Centre, a Cardiac Consultation Centre based in Oshogbo, Dr A. D. Adenle, one the experts that diagnosed Lawal, said: “there is situs solitus, antrio-ventricular and ventrioculo-arterial concordance. The colour-flow showed the VSD. There is also mosaic colour jet across the infundibulum and pulmonary valve.”