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Save dying Chimuzo, surgery costs N3m

Posted: May 19, 2015 at 12:17 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

The 14th day of August, 2011 will remain a bad dream for Mr. Chizimuzo Okekeobi, as his involvement in a ghastly motor accident along the Asaba – Benin expressway on that day has since left him bed-ridden and in dire need of help for treatment overseas.

The 33-year-old and a 200-level student of the Lagos State University (LASU – Agege campus), was travelling back to Lagos after visiting his sick father in his village of Uruoji in Idenmili LGA of Anambra State when the car somersaulted severally resulting from a burst tyre, leaving him severely injured.




He was taken to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Anambra State (Hospital number 152657) after initial rejection by the Asaba General Hospital. The diagnosis and clinical tests have indicated a spinal cord injury in addition to other issues proximately caused by the accident. An MRI scan was conducted at Memfys Hospital for Neurosurgery, Enugu, the result of which was taken to Mecure Healthcare Limited, Oshodi, Lagos for analysis last year. Mecure contacted Fortis Healthcare at B-16, Chirag Enclave, Opposite Nehru Place, New Delhi, India, who sent in an estimated cost for Chizimuzo’s treatment, put at $ 12,300 00 or N2.1 m (using the 2014 exchange rate), but excluding contingency expenses. It is expected that about N3m ( using the current exchange rate) should suffice.

Chizimuzor is in high spirit despite the agony he has faced for three years and nine months. He needs our prayers and financial support, so that he can regain his fitness to face other challenges of life. His fellow choristers and friends at Saint Benjamin’s Catholic Church, Olowora, Lagos have opened a bank account, so that kind spirited Nigerians can contribute to this life-saving cause. The details are:


Bank:                           Zenith Bank Plc

Account Name:          Save Chizimuzo

Account Number:      1004810701


The promoters of this campaign have promised to constantly update the public with every progress made, including cash realised.