- A sick teenager is in need of financial help from Nigerians who can afford to help her
- The 15-year-old girl who was diagnosed with leukemia needs N18 million for bone marrow surgery
- Balqees Oloto is in her third year of senior secondary school and she is the head girl of her school
A 15-year-old girl identified as Balqees Oloto who had been diagnosed with leukemia is in need of financial help to get better. The beautiful teenager needs N18 million for bone marrow surgery.
After Legit.ng published the story of airport cleaner who returned money to owners who lost them. Nigerians who were moved by the story started to donate money to help the woman, she has now received over N1.4m in donation.
A woman identified simply as Abimbola, who had read the story on donation, contacted Legit.ng to help her publish a story about a teenager who needs money for her surgery.
In a interview, the woman who described herself as a friend of Balqees's mother, Zainab Oloto, explained that the 15-year-old was diagnosed with leukemia in 2018.
According to Abimbola, the teenager needed N18 million for a bone marrow surgery. She also revealed that Balqees has been able to raised N6 million.
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She said: "Hi, I just watched how you have helped Madam Ugwu. I am so touched may the Lord enlarge your coast and make you grow beyond your imagination. I would also like to use this medium to tell you about a friend whose daughter have been diagnosed with Leukemia. The girl Balqees Oloto has been suffering since last year and so far out of the 18 million naira earmarked for the bone marrow surgery only 6 million has been realised. As a friend and mother I feel sad and helpless. Please, Legit.ng help Balqees
Balqees mothers name is Zainab Oloto. She is on facebook and her number is 07067629333. I believe you would post her story and help save young Balqees (15yrs old). Thank you God bless you."
The woman also explained that Balqees is in his third year of senior secondary school. She also revealed that the young girl was the head girl in her school.
"A merit ss3 student of minber minds college. Lagos. Before the diagnosis, she was the head girl of her school. She was diagnosed on the 23rd of October 2018, she has been going through chemotherapy and has received over 16 pints of blood through transfusion."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that airport cleaner Josephine Ugwu who had returned millions of naira back to people who forgot bags of money in the airport. The woman had noted that she would have been made an ambassador in another country.
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