I’m learning to be more consistent in life. Truth is, we never know how close we are to the finish line when we throw in the towel. I did a little follow up on Little Kenny to know how far we’ve gone and when I say we, I mean everyone who has contributed one way or the other, either by retweeting, reblogging, sharing the story on Facebook, offered prayers or paid in money into the account. We are all in this together and I want to say a big thank you for the support so far.
It’s been difficult meeting up with Alaba but thankfully I met her with the twins last week at T.Y. Danjuma Foundation and I must say Little Kenny is a beauty to behold. He’ll definitely grow into some handsome guy. I did a little interview with Alaba to give an update on the journey so far. So here we go
How has it been, since you took it upon yourself to help?
It has not been easy for me at all. I even missed my terminal clearance, am afraid it will affect my N.Y.S.C. passing out but I don’t mind because all the effort put in, is worth it.
Which hospital is handling his case?
We were previously going to Garki hospital but recently referred to Abuja National hospital and scheduled in two weeks’ time to see a Consultant. It’s sad to see the attitude of some of the doctors I’ve met; some have been so nonchalant. One of the doctors said it’s a rare case but it’s amazing to see some of them treating the case as though it’s a common case. For the first time since I’ve been seeing the Doctors, an Egyptian called God’s name and told the mum the child will be fine.
Can the operation be carried out in Nigeria?
A lot of doctors have advised he should go abroad for proper treatment. They further said a hospital with a Paediatric Intensive Unit, an Anaesthesiologist will best hand his case.
What is the recent status of the diagnosis?
His test result came out last week and the following were certified normal; Spleen, Kidney, Liver, Pancreas, Frontal part of Brain. The hernia is growing bigger and another one (Inguinal) was discovered. Initially it wasn’t visible which means the neck of the hernia is small which can lead to death by strangulation.
A brief summary of how far you’ve gone in raising funds?
I am very grateful to those who have contributed however little. At least I’m able to pay his medical bills, food and also ease the burden of his parents. In a week his account I opened with N80, 000.00 increased to over N700, 000.00. I was excited when a group of mums called M.O.M. met us at Garki Hospital and gave him some money. Some of them broke down in tears; I had to hold myself back. If you see him, you’ll also cry, but I don’t cry for Kenny rather I cry because of the laid back attitude of the doctors involved.
What would you want to say to those reading now?
I can’t thank you enough for your contribution so far. Please don’t stop contributing so Kenny can get quick and immediate attention. God will repay everyone; a miracle will definitely come your way. May we not be in this kind of situation, but it could be either me or you. Please help in any way you can.
That’s how far we’ve gone but I want to add something. It’s easy for Alaba to get lost in the shadow and no one will say anything about her; I want everyone reading this to know she has a good, fighting spirit. She went to T.Y. Danjuma Foundation without knowing anyone there; she just got the information from the internet and headed there for help. Alaba you may have heard this before, but you can never hear enough of it. May God show up for you in a way you’ll never imagine. For this singular act of kindness, you’ve engraved your name on the sand of time and nothing will wipe it away. You are indeed a worthy vessel in God’s hand and because you’re taking care of His own child Kenny, He’ll take care of all that concerns you including your N.Y.S.C.
To everyone reading this, thanks for sparing a few minutes. It’s not over until we see Kenny totally restored to good health. I’ll keep you posted on the rest of his journey.
LOADS OF LOVE