16-year old kidney patient wants Dangote’s help

Monday, February 24, 2020 4:20 pm | Metro | 0 Comment(s)

Fatimo Yinus

By Paul Iyoghojie

The family of 16-year old ‘One Day Principal’ of Falomo High School, Ikoyi, Lagos for the 2016/2017 Academic year, Fatimo Yinus, who is currently down with kidney failure, has appealed to business mogul and philanthropist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to help save her from untimely death.

Doctors at the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island, told the family that Fatimo would need N15m for kidney transplant.

Fatimo’s father, Mr. Yusuf Yinus from Yobe State, said he decided to cry out to Dangote for help because he had exhausted his little savings and even borrowed to continue to foot the bills of the three times a week dialysis session at a cost of N75,000 per week to keep her alive pending the transplant.

Fatimo was diagnosed of the disease in may 2019.

While narrating the ordeal, Yusuf Yinus, residing at 53, Pike Street, Lafiaji, Lagos Island, Lagos begged Alhaji Aliko Dangote to come to his rescue to enable Fatimo stay alive.

“It happened in April, 2019 when Fatimo’s body started swelling up and we rushed her to the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island for treatment.

“And after several tests by the doctor, they broke the sad news that Fatimo was suffering from end stage renal failure and they placed her on three times a week hemodialysis session at a cost of N300, 000 per
month till we are able to raise about N15m for the kidney transplant.

“I do not have the money to foot the bills for the kidney transplant because I am a security man on a salary of N20,000 monthly and that is why I am now appealing to Alhaji Aliko Dangote to help me as he has been helping others to treat Fatimo to enable her stay alive because she is a brilliant child who was the one day principal of Falomo High School, Ikoyi, Lagos for coming first in quiz competition”, the distraught father narrated.

The medical report with No Sub/GHL/10155/U0l11/13 dated 24 may, 2019 and signed by Dr. Alagbe S.C of the General Hospital, Odan, Lagos Island, Lagos State concerning the health status of the patient reads:

“The above named 16 years old Fatmo Yinus was admitted at our institution and treated as a case of acute on chronic renal failure. She will need continuous renal replacement therapy with three times weekly hemodialysis until a renal management is done.”

The father, Yusuf Yinus, could be reached on 07061645214, 08033535757

His bank details are:

Zenith bank

Account No 2051285289.



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