A lady born with sickle cell anaemia, Popoola Temitope, who is presently struggling to walk and living in pains needs urgent assistance from well-meaning Nigerians, government and the corporate society to help raise the sum of N5 million so that she could undergo a re-corrective surgery in India.
Temitope, who has been house-ridden due to the severe complications, presently relies on drugs from her doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) to cope with pains and discomfort.
Already, some of her friends have taken it upon themselves to kick-start a campaign to raise the money needed for the surgery.
As at Monday, the coordinator of #IstandwithTope, Pastor Adedayo Babalola, said the ongoing campaign has generated about N1.9m.
One of the popular posts on the already trending #IstandwithTope reads, “She needs #5MILLION Naira to walk again. She has been ‘bent over’ for more than 20years.
After a successful surgery in India 6 years ago, Temitope could walk straight, drive and do all the things she thought was impossible
Unfortunately, one of the metal plates in her leg got broken during ‘another Crisis”.
To view updates on the campaign, kindly go to Facebook and search for #Istandwithtope.
A sympathiser, Mr Lekan Oluokun took to Facebook to lament the sorry state of Temitope, stressing that she is now immobile as a result of the recurring pains.
Oluokun said: “I was with Tope last week Sunday (19th of February, 2017) and she was describing the pains she feels from her head to her toe whenever the sun is up. She practically lives on pain killers.
This, however, has not affected her view about life.
She still shared some of her dreams with me but the obvious fact is that she is in pain.
Today, the only option Temitope has to walk again and escape the daily pains is the surgery scheduled for her in India.
If you are touched by Tope’s story kindly make donations into the account: Popoola Temitope, Zenith Bank, 1004384095.