- Over 2 million people worldwide are currently receiving treatment for a kidney disease either with dialysis or a transplant
- It is estimated that people receiving renal replacement therapy will keep increasing in Nigeria and Asia more than in other parts of the world if concrete steps are not taken
- A patient of Nigerian extraction, Ambrose Adishi, recently reached out to Legit.ng and begged citizens to please come to his aid
Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9-year-experience covering public journalism
Ikeja, Lagos state - For Ambrose Nwachukwu Adishi, help from well-meaning Nigerians is an exigency. The high-spirited multimedia journalist is down with kidney failure and requires N14 million for a transplant.
Now undergoing three times weekly dialysis, Adishi is a shadow of himself as he calls for help to survive. Dialysis is a process of removing waste products and excess fluid from the body.
Journalist Ambrose Adishi is seriously ill
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He told Legit.ng on Tuesday, November 21:
“It is difficult for me to maintain daily dialysis because of the cost. One dialysis costs N41, 000.
"The doctor I met now at St. Nicholas Hospital here in Lagos said I should do transplant. I used to be a camerman; my last employer was Goldmyne TV. Now, I cannot go to work; I cannot do anything.
"I have spoken to one of my relatives, and my wife, they are willing to donate their kidney for me. So, I need your help so that I'm not going to die.
"Although I have been soliciting help since 2021, the money I have been seeing has been for dialysis and co."
Adishi begged Nigerians, saying "this has gone beyond my capacity".
He said presently, it is difficult for him to use the toilet.
The ailing journalist shared his recent medical reports from General Hospital, Gbagada, and Clinix Healthcare, with Legit.ng.
Below are Adishi's account details:
STANBIC BANK: 0023428066 | AMBROSE ADISHI or 2120162231 Zenith Bank
07030204374 (Ambrose Adishi)
07036321161 (Hope Adishi) Wife
Adishi accuses last employer of neglect
Adishi told Legit.ng that the management of Goldmyne TV, his last employer, no longer cared about whether he was alive or not.
However, when Legit.ng reached out to the MD/CEO of the organisation, Sesan Rufai, he described the allegations as false.
"How can we do that now? It's a lie," Rufai told Legit.ng.
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Legit.ng also reported that Eedris Abdulkareem, popular for his hit song ‘Jaga Jaga’, was diagnosed with kidney failure, according to a statement released by his management, Lakeem Entertainment Inc.
The musician’s management revealed the singer underwent dialysis at a hospital in Lagos state.
Lady donates kidney to save mother's life
In another related news, Legit.ng spotlighted a TikTok story about a lady donating her kidney to save someone's life.
Via the platform, @miztatrendz95, shared pictures of the lady and said she donated her kidney to a total stranger.
However, Netizens familiar with her story slammed the poster, saying the kidney was actually donated to her mother.
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Also, Legit.ng reported that popular Nigerian transgender, Nsikan Daniel, aka Jay Boogie’s health reportedly took a downward turn.
It would be recalled that Jay Boogie caught the attention of many Nigerians after he underwent a failed BBL and liposuction surgery that led to him having acute kidney injury and sepsis.
In a new development, an update on Jay Boogie’s health was posted online by one Dr Loveth, on Instagram.