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Foundation saves Benue baby's precious life

09 December 2015, 21:22

Lagos - The Wellbeing Foundation Africa has intervened to save the life of a newborn who was born with a rare eye defect.

Born last moth with a painful, large tumour protruding out of his left orbital socket, Baby Victor was in dire need of surgical intervention.

Unable to raise funds for the surgery – which was then estimated to cost upwards of N400 000, his parents Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel Sunday from Igede, Benue State, desperately sought assistance to save their only child.

Toyin Saraki, wife of Nigeria’s Senate President, mobilized the Wellbeing Foundation Africa team to conduct further investigation into the child’s medical situation and she provided a donation for the costs of the child’s pending and future care.

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This donation was received with gratitude by both the parents of the baby, as well as the staff of the hospital, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) that takes care of the baby.

To facilitate his treatment, Baby Victor, was referred to Gbagada General Hospital and then to LASUTH.

Received by both the Consultant Neonatologist, Dr. Disu and Consultant Pa‎ediatrician and Head of Department of Paediatrics at LASUTH, Dr.

Animashaun, Saraki was commended for her tenacity and passion for alleviating the suffering of mothers and children in Nigeria.

“Mrs Saraki has been A shining light in Nigeria, regarding maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health,” stated Disu.

Officially noting the donation, Animashaun expressed enthusiasm in establishing a partnership with the Wellbeing Foundation Africa to provide assistance to those in need.




- CAJ News


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