By Mosunmola Ayobami,Kwara
Atolagbe Oluwasegun Koya who hails from Ipetu-Igbomina, Kwara State needs N15million for a kidney transplant.
Koya in 2015 was diagnosed with stage 5 kidney failure, which affected his two kidneys.
By this time, he was placed on dialysis thrice a week to enable him to survive; pending the time he will travel to India for surgery.
In 2016, he travelled to India for a new kidney transplant. The kidney transplant surgery took place at Narayana Hospital in Bangalore and it was carried out in August 2016.
He came back to Nigeria on the 1st of January 2017 and was placed on immune suppression drugs, which he took every day without missing a dose.
In 2020 during the COVID-19 lockdown, he lost his job, and he was jobless for about nine-month before he secured another job.
On Dec 30th, he started feeling weak and he was admitted to the hospital. While at the hospital, some test was carried out on him.
The result of the test reviewed by his neurologist doctor stated that his Urea and Creatine were on a very high side, and this makes his kidney dysfunctional.
He was referred to Renal Dialysis Centre to carry out dialysis and, since then, he has been on dialysis to survive.
A total sum of N2million has so far been raised. He is graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Kaura -Namoda and married with two children.