Seeks help from Nigerians
Ujomu Chukwueweniwe, 43, has since 2016 been held captive by the pains, anguish and trauma of kidney disease, which is slowly taking him close to his grave.
Chukwueweniwe like he is fondly called, who hails from Umuolo, Onicha-Ugbo, Aniocha North Local Council Area of Delta State has for nearly four years dealt with kidney failure with his aged mother catering for him, as he is now bloated with tiny and skinny weak soul, barely able to walk normally.
He undergoes dialysis two times in a week at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Asaba, Delta State, which costs N60, 000 per session and according to the doctors, Chukwueweniwe needs to undergo urgent kidney transplant, which costs N11 million for him to survive the health challenge.
In the twilight of his health challenge, charitable indigenes of the town like Barr. Mrs. Josephine Kachikwu and her son Dumebi Kachikwu contributed immensely towards his recovery before the ailement worsened.
Narrating his ordeal, Chukwueweniwe said: “I have been suffering from kidney failure since 2016. I have been going for dialysis two times in a week at the Federal Medical Center in Asaba. Please my brothers and sisters, I need your help. It has been hard for my mother and me to find money to pay for dialysis at nearly N60, 000 per session, two times a week, just to sustain me.”
Chukwueweniwe, while appealing to the public to save him, said: “I am no longer able to work. The disease has taken the best part of my youth and my mother is aging at every sunrise. My dad is late. I need help. Please, whatever you have would help save my life. No amount is too small to help me, I am desperate. I do not wish for my mother to bury me. I want to bury her with dignity at the end of her glory. But I need to be healthy.
“Kidney transplantation is the key to my new life. Please help me with any donation. I want to live. The doctors at FMC have concluded that I need N11million for a kidney transplant.”
It was however gathered that public-spirited Deltans like Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Prince Ned Nwoko and others are already helping to give lifeline to the ailing Ujomu. While Kachikwu pledged to offset half of the bill, Nwoko donated N1million as lifeline.
Donations can be sent to Ujomu Chuks, 0018209821, Guaranty Trust Bank or you can contact the phone numbers: 08032520757, 07066874305