By; AYO OJEDOKUN, Lagos
A personate appeal has been made by the family of Al-Ameen Odunsi, five month old son of Taofeeq Odusin, a Principal News Producer at Voice of Nigeria, towards solving his son’s heart problem.
An echocardiography showed complete atrioventricular canal defect with moderate pulmonary hypertension.
According to a medical report signed by Dr. Majiyagbe Omotola, a Consultant Paediatrician at Massey Street Children’s Hospital, Lagos, Al-Ameen needs further cardiovascular evaluation and surgical correction of the cardiac defect in order to prevent life-threatening complications.
“As members of the fourth estate, we hereby solicit the support of Nigerians, Corporate Organisations as well as Philanthropists to come to the rescue of Al-Ameen, so that he can be given a chance to live like any other child, and be reunited with his family.
“Mr and Mrs Odunsi have been in and out of hospitals in the last few days for Medical appointments, as efforts are being made to drain fluid in the heart of Al-Ameen in the coming days,” the appeal said.
Baby Al-Ameen is expected to undergo the heart surgery at the Evercare Hospital Lekki,Lagos as soon as the fund is raised.
Meanwhile, interested helpers are advised to donate directly into the father’s account details as follows:
“Account Name: Odunsi Taofeeq Olasubomi
“As you are free to contact Mr. Taofeeq Odunsi on 08028109497 for further information,” the appeal said.