A 38-year-old man, Atolagbe Segun Koya, who lost his job last year due to COVID-19 pandemic, is soliciting the sum of N15 million for kidney treatment in India.
Atolagbe, who graduated from The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, in 2010, was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure in 2015, when doctors said his two kidneys could not be repaired.
He travelled to India a year later for surgery, after one of his brothers donated a kidney to him.
His wife, Ruth Chinonso, told Newsbreak that he has been on immunosuppressant since then.
She noted that he fell ill toward the end of last year and they went to the hospital to carry out some tests.
According to her, the test revealed that the kidney is dysfunctional, hence his return to dialysis.
She added that they are praying he does not require another transplant.
“In 2015 he was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure, his two kidneys were without repair. In 2016 he went for kidney transplant in India, his brother donated one of his own kidneys to him. The surgery was successful.
“He has been on immune suppression drugs which he has been taking often for four years down the line. On 30th of last month, he started feeling sick again, we thought it was stress or fever.
“He was admitted at the hospital still same condition if not worse so we did some tests and he went to see his nephrologist doctor.
“He reviewed the tests and find out the urea and creatine are very high, saying the kidney is dysfunction, so he has to go back to dialysis to bring it down, hoping it will be reverse and revived again or God forbid carried out another transplant”, she said.
Chinonso stated that they will commence travelling arrangements once they are able to raise a substantial amount from the N15 million.
“No time frame but when we gather substantial amount we can start the processing and waiting for the rest to complete.
“He’s traveling to India for treatment, and hoping it won’t result into another transplant,” she stated