… Family pleads for more donations to purchase platelets
The case of 15-year-old Blessing Ihejirika, daughter of Staff-Sergeant Innocent Ihejirika, who is currently among the soldiers defending Yobe State from insurgents, has won the favour of the Nigerian Army, as it has decided to sponsor medical treatment in India.
Blessing is suffering from cancer of the blood, and until she was referred to Artemis Hospital, Jacobpura, India for a bone marrow transplant, she was taking chemotherapy at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
According to her brother, Emmanuel Ihejirika, while Blessing and the mother had received their passports, two donors of bone marrow are yet to get theirs.
As Blessing bleeds through the mouth, which according to LUTH, is caused by shortage of platelets, she has been adviced to purchase platelets urgently before their departure.
The family called upon kind-hearted Nigerians to donate via, Good-seed Ihejirika, GTBank 0615685653. She can also be reached on 08060584460.Follow us on social media