A young man suffering from Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and currently receiving treatment in the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) Oke-Oyi, at Hematology Department has appealed to the general public for financial assistance for surgery outside Nigeria.
The patient who is a young man of 27 years of age will need up to N20million in order for him to be able to travel outside the country for transplant surgery.
According to the supportive letter of assistance from UITH management signed by the consultant Hematologist, Dr. A. O. Shittu “Bernard, has been suffering from Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML) is said to be on blood transfusion, medication and other supportive care since June 2016”
The patient is on sick bed no 627288 at the Hematology Department, UITH the letter stressed that “Bernard condition became progressively resistant to the medication and consequent worsening of his clinical condition.”
He therefore desires to seek bone marrow transplant in an advanced cancer care centre outside the country and the amount estimated for the transplant is about twenty million Naira only.
Bernard, who said to be first son of popular Ilorin based Artist, CK, who said that he has spent all his life investment struggling to save the life of his first son.
As the patient needs assistance from members of the public, members of the public who wishes to render assistance should contact the father of the patient Mr Coker on 08033117958 or Dr. A. O. Shittu of the Hematology department, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital.