Help! Mother-of-five needs N25m for kidney transplant
A 52-year-old mother-of-five, Mrs Amaka Animba, is fighting for her life after she was diagnosed with kidney disease.
Since December 2022, the once happy and easy-going woman has become a shadow of herself.
Speaking to Sunday PUNCH, her husband, Mr Sunday Animba, said she was a woman with an enterprising spirit and a dedicated mother to her children.
He said, “She is a caring wife who saw the tag ‘housewife’ as an anathema. She was running a successful business as a kitchen and household wares seller in Lokoja, Kogi State.
“But all these were rudely disrupted as she now battles to stay alive since she was diagnosed with kidney failure at an advanced stage.
“Ever since, the family has been battling to save her life; a mission that has drained her investment, savings and family resources as she has to undergo dialysis three times a week.”
With each session which costs at least N45,000, excluding the cost of medications; hospital admissions which is placed at N500,000, and other sundry charges, her son, Emeka, said the family savings had been drained.
At the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Kogi State, Mrs Animba who could barely talk has resigned to fate, having exhausted all the money the family has and is now appealing to Nigerians to come to her aid.
Emeka, while narrating the harrowing experience the family has been facing since his mother’s medical travail started, said all the efforts the family has made to raise funds for the transplant have been unsuccessful, having spent between N6m and N8m on medical expenses.
According to him, since the FMC Lokoja has no facility for transplants, the family has to contact Zenith Kidney Clinic in Abuja.
After evaluation of her condition, Zenith Clinic put the initial cost of transplant at N25m, while also advising that further delay could cause more complications.
Emeka, his siblings and father have resorted to prayers and appealing to well-meaning Nigerians to come to their aid and help their mother stay alive.
Donations can be sent to Mr Animba’s UBA account with the account number: 2084945730. Punch