Little Kehinde’s story; the journey so far.

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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.

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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

JMAD

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Little Kehinde shares a story.

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That’s me and Taye in Aunty Alaba’s hands. May God bless those hands.

My name is Kehinde Olaniyi, but you can call me Keny: I was born three weeks ago with my twin Taye. Mummy says I have Multiple Congenital Anomalies (MCA).  I don’t know what it means, but Aunty JMAD will explain it better to you.

MCA is a condition which is present at the time of birth with two or more unrelated major structural malformations, that can’t be explained by a syndrome or sequence. In Keny’s case he has the following;

  • Hernia: – This is the protrusion of an organ through the wall of the cavity that normally contains it.
  • Cryptorchidism: – This is also known as undescended testicles. As a boy grows inside his mother’s womb, his testicles form inside his abdomen and moves down (descend) into the scrotum shortly before birth but in this case Keny’s testicle is outside the scrotum. If it’s not treated may become damaged which could affect fertility or lead to other medical problems.
  • No Gluteal Cleft: – This simply means he doesn’t have a “butt crack”, this is the groove between the buttocks.
  • Scoliosis: – This is a condition in which a person’s spine is curved from side to side. If viewed from the rear may look like an S or C instead of a straight line. This could lead to putting lots of pressure on the heart, restriction of physical activities.
  • Skin rashes
  • Weighs 1.54kg. Some other test will be out soon.

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I’ve chosen to be strong for his sake. Through a network of friends, I got in contact with the lady championing this cause. Her name is Alaba Olukotun (Taniz Makeover). She’s a corper serving in Abuja; Kenny’s father is her Cab man. This is what she said “When I saw the baby, I couldn’t stand it; tears rolled down my face like a baby, and I decided, that I can’t just watch him grow like that”. She went further to take pictures with Keny to prove her genuineness. She goes to the hospital all the time with his mother; she’s not so conversant with English language.

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We may never meet Keny in our lives here on earth but we can collectively do something that will touch him irrespective of our current locations. The doctors have recommended a surgery that will cost over two million naira (N2, 000,000.00).

She opened an account for him. Here’s the bank detail: –

Bank Name – First Bank Plc.

Branch – Utako, Abuja.

Acct. Name – Kehinde Olaniyi

Acct. No. – 3071759501

You may not afford the entire sum but whatever it is, however little , will go a long way. We’ve been given a voice that yields actions, to help those who have no voice at all. By God’s grace Kenny will live. I’m hopeful, we all should be.  I’m already looking forward to writing a post on his recovery. Please remember all that was said in my previous post at: https://jmadreflects.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/fast-lane/

Don’t say “It is well”, when you have the required help in your hands.

May God richly reward you, as you sow a seed of kindness in Kenny’s life.

You can contact me for more information or Alaba Olukotun on this number +234-8060-524-722. Please spread the story, reblog, broadcast on BB.

LOADS OF LOVE

JMAD.