Nigerian Lady With Lupus Disease Gets N6.8m Lifeline, Needs N15m For Treatment

After PBA Report, Nigerian Lady With Lupus Disease Gets N6.8m Lifeline

Okoli needs more ₦8.2m for comprehensive medical care
1 year ago
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A young Nigerian lady, Josephine Adaeze Okoli, who Prime Business Africa reported recently to be in need of financial assistance for treatment of complicated Lupus disease has raised ₦6.8 million.

However, the total estimate for her medication is put at ₦15 million as she needs to be taken abroad for best medical solution to the problem.

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Miss Okoli, said she had been suffering from the ailment for the past 20 months, moving from one hospital to another before she was finally diagnosed of Lupus.

The disease which has subjected her to excruciating pain is formally called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it’s an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues, causing widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organs. It can affect the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels.

She is currently receiving treatment at St. Dominic Hospital, Ibadan, but the pain is unbearable as she groans continuously.

Miss Okoli was further diagnosed of heart failure, liver and kidney enlargement, making the cost of her treatment to “triple”.

“I have been suffering from a very aggressive case of S.L.E. I was also diagnosed of heart failure, liver enlargement and kidney enlargement. The cost of my medications has tripled, I do not work and I can barely buy my medications myself.

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“My family and friends have served as a pillar of support to me for the past 11 months, now they are out of cash. I am currently experiencing extreme swelling of legs/feet and hands due to an extremely leaking gut. I am in pain; I have bruises all over my body from the swollen legs and hands.

“I experience pain 24 hours a day. My pain relief medications no longer work for me,” she lamented while talking to Prime Business Africa about her condition.

Okoli, her family and friends have expressed their profound appreciation to kindhearted Nigerians who have responded by donating various amounts of money since the call for help was first made, leading to the ₦6.8 million at hand.

She continues to seek the help of members of the public to raise the required amount to fly out as soon s possible for comprehensive medical care.

“I need the best medical attention I can get now, as I think Nigerian hospitals, I have visited cannot probably manage my condition.

“If you know me, you will know that I do not ask for help, I try to treat my problems myself. But this is beyond me now, I do not want to take the life God has given me.

“Kindly help me and my family fight this lifelong battle. Pls if you can help, I will really appreciate,” Okoli pleaded.

Here is her account number:

Name – Okoli Josephine Adaeze

Account number – 3135530604,

Bank – First bank

To contact them, call her on: +234 906 449 9002;

+234 903 454 6630


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