Temitayo lawal has been diagnosed with neurofibroma after a minor injury sustained from a motorcycle accident in 2004.
The minor injury was treated but later developed into a cancerous growth. He has done several surgeries but the cancer keeps coming back and growing.
He was advised by the chief surgeon in luth to go for a major surgery which will cost about 4 million.
Through the help of good Samaritans we have been able to raise almost 300 thousand naira, we need 3.7 million to help save Temitayo.
Read his full story below..
I had an accident in 2004, December 31st. And I only came out with a sprained thumb.
I was fine until a year later when a growth began on the lower part of my left leg. Everyone assumed it was boil or one of those normal growths that occur on the skin.
But every attempt to massage it was futile.
It kept growing, and in 2006, I had to go through a surgery.
In 2008, it began growing again bringing another one with it above the left knee making it two growths.
They both kept on growing too and in 2010, I went through two surgeries for both of them.
In 2011, the two tumors returned, and this time they In 2008, it began growing again bringing another one with it above the left knee making it two growths.
They both kept on growing too and in 2010, I went through two surgeries for both of them.were bigger than the last. And in 2012, I had to go through another surgery to get them out.
In 2013, the two growths returned again, then with another one around my groin. Which made me go to benin republic to have series of surgeries(about 18) and I was grafted on the knee(no stitches. The whole skin was cut out and covered with skin the was cut out from another part of my body).
In 2015, the grafted part began tearing and the tumor started growing again exposing the insides and making it an ulcer. It began to grow out of proportion which made it bleed every second since them till this moment.
And the tumour around the groin came back too and kept growing.
So I started to consult at LUTH, where I had two biopsies and MRI, Angiograph, CT scan and other tests.
Then I was placed on chemotherapy in December(Imatinib which I’m still undergoing)
I was booked for three surgeries and billed N3,079,708.
A price which is inconclusive.
I became suicidal last year. It was so bad I had to consult at the Neuropsychiatric hospital at Yaba.
Everyday, the agony increases, I lose blood every minute. And I grow thinner.
My family do all they can, but this bill is a lot for them to handle.
I’m only trying as much as possible to keep myself afloat.
Kindly help me. Thanks.
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