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
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
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
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