Hole in the heart: Little Wilfred needs N6m to stay alive

Sat May 12th, 2018 - Ebonyi

If there is anything little Wilfred can mutter, it is “please, save my life.” At three, he can neither walk nor eat by himself. Most times, he would vomit whatever food his mother, Bethel fed him with. No matter how long the food lasted in him, it would come out as he was fed.

Wilfred on hospital bed

His lips, tongue, fingers and toes were bluish as he gasped for breath. His mother could not explain how it happened, but according to medical examination and several diagnosis carried out, he has a hole in his heart.From Public Primary Healthcare Centre, he was moved to Ikeja General Hospital and was later referred to Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Lagos, where he lived on oxygen.

The efforts of the medical team and the parents however gave him a temporal relief. He was later referred to India where surgery has been urgently recommended which according to Bethel will cost N6 million mainly for evaluation and cost of surgery excluding other traveling expenses and logistics.

Saturday Vanguard published the pathetic story last December, but Bethel, a jobless graduate of Accountancy from Ebonyi State University and her husband, a petty trader who deals in food stuffs, could not raise the funds for the surgery while little Wilfred is presently wallowing in pain. The parents are therefore appealing to good spirited individuals to save the life of little Wilfred.

Donations can be made to Wilfred’s account: DIAMOD BANK, CHISIMDIRI WILFRED UGOH 0088720161.




source: Vanguard