Weʼve raised £30 to Help Me to Save Chibueze's Life
- Owerri, Imo, Nigeria
- Funded on Wednesday, 21st December 2016
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I have always wanted to change at least one person's life and recently I was given the opportunity of doing this. On a recent trip to owerri , in Nigeria with my Brother, we came across at a very busy road junction, a young man called Chibueze, begging on the road side. He was walking on crutches, his lower leg severely rotten.I was moved and we called him over and offered to help him. What struck me was the look in his eyes, hopelessness and hope at the same time.My heart was pounding. This was my Chance to help someone. We arranged to meet him and his mother the next morning where she told us that Chibueze was born with sickle cell anemia and the big ulcer eating up his lower leg was as a result of contaminated blood which he had received. They had tried unsuccessfully to heal this using traditional medicine but it got more and more rotten. This resulted in chibueze leaving school and being forced out on the street to earn money through alms to feed his poor family.
Basically chibueze has no hope and if he is not treated the ulcer will gradually poison his system if the sickle cell anemia does not get him first. What we have done so far. with the little money we have, we have brought chibueze out of the street into a local hospital where his ulcer is being cleaned daily. His leg is completely twisted as you can see in the photo and he needs corrective bone surgery. He needs a lot of antibiotics to cleanse his system of the ulcer causing germs, as well as many blood transfusions to help combat the sickle cell on a monthly basis to give his body a chance to fight the ulcer. Finally , I will like to see Chibueze go back to school because he is quite an intelligent boy and he is technically talented. To achieve all this, we want to help his mother to start a street food business so that Chibueze can stay in hospital, get well, then go back to school.
If you think that you can help me to give Chibueze a future, please donate to his cause
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