A cry in distress: 6m naira needed for open heart surgery


By Morenike Taire

While the rich cry day and night seeking a child, the poor tarry in prayer seeking resources to care for the children nature has granted to them.

Ugoh Bethel

This is the case of Mrs. Bethel Ugoh, a young graduate of Accountancy from Ebonyi State University. Bethel who got married while in school in 2014 has a 34months old son (2years and 10months), Wilfred who has a hole in the heart. Wilfred’s condition was first diagnosed when he was nine months old.

He was taken to a cardiologist because he had a severe cough and his mother was advised to take him to Enugu for an eco-test to know the type of hole he has. Bethel and her husband (who is a petty trader that deals in food stuffs) were at that time unable to do this due to financial constraints as she was still an undergraduate.

He was first taken to a public Primary Healthcare Centre where he was immediately…

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