Young and promising journalist, Michael Irabor is in dear need of financial assistance. Micheal, a young National Diploma graduate had an accident that nearly took his life but sustained a hip injury that requires three million naija (#3 m) for surgery.

Michael sent this save my soul message to Omonaijablog this afternoon after series of appeal to well meaning Nigerians.

He wrote,

“I Micheal Irabor of Plot A112, Basic Estate, Lokogoma, Abuja, Nigeria, kindly request your financial assistance to enable me carry out surgeries on my hips.”

For years I have had difficulties walking with my two legs as a result of bilateral Avascular Necrosis Of hip.”

“My dream of becoming a successful writer hangs in the balance due to complications from an accident and a pending surgery that requires N3 million.”

“My tragic story began on April 14, 2011 in Abuja, shortly after I rounded off my Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communication. I had a motorcycle accident at Bwari area of the capital territory but did not actually appreciate the full impact or degree of the injuries I sustained. After a casual treatment in Abuja, I proceeded to Lagos to begin my Industrial Training. It was while in Lagos that I started experiencing excruciating pains. The following year, I noticed that a bone was pulling out of my hips.”

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“So I went to a doctor friend who first told me that I was suffering from acute rheumatism. Consequently, I was advised to exercise regularly, that with time, the condition will disappear. But by 2014, the pain had become severe and unbearable and the same doctor insisted on his opinion. However, it turned out to be wrong diagnosis. I managed the condition until 2016. But with the detachment of his bone from the normal position to my buttocks, I returned to the hospital. At the General Hospital, Ikeja where I went for further examination, it was revealed that i has Vascular Disorder. The sad news is that the condition is already at its fourth and very critical stage that is now keeping me indoors.”

“At the General Hospital, I was advised to travel to India for a surgery that would cost him N3 million.”

“I have not really worked, therefore has no income. And my family on the other hand does not have such money to fund the surgery. So I am using this medium to solicit the financial support of your organization to assist my deteriorating health predicament.”

For now, I am receiving local therapy from traditional bone setters but this is a temporary measure because it is absolutely a route to nowhere and the situation seems to be worsening.

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Recently (March 2019) I visited Cedar rest Hospital, Abuja and Dews Of Hope Specialist Hospital, Oweri, where I was told the situation of the hips has gotten extremely critical and advised to undergo the hip replacement surgery as soon as possible, if not I might lose both hip and fall into a wheelchair.

Those who knew me before the unfortunate incident will not recognise me easily because there is now a very ugly spring in my step. I consider my situation as very tragic and it is a major test for our common humanity.

I will appreciate if my request for financial assistance on health ground is given urgent attention by your organization.

I can be reached on Phone via 07065640259; 09055730297
My Mom’s phone. No. 08060517041

Attached herewith is my Doctor’s Report for your review.

And Account detail Michael Irabor, Acc. No. 0176663635, GTBank Bank.

Thanks and God bless you.

Yours faithfully,

Michael Irabor