13 year-old Uchenna Ekezie, born March 5, 2000 has lived with a genital deformity all his life. He was born with what is described in medical parlance as maldeveloped external genitalia. In lay terms, he has no visible external male reproductive organs. All he has to show is a rudimentary stump that is less than an inch long. No thanks to this congenital abnormality, Uchenna cannot urinate normally. Worse still, his hopes of biologically fathering children in the future currently hang in the balance.
Although Uchenna, who hails from the Ejike Ezekie family of Umuariam Obowo LGA of Imo State, has undergone series of major surgeries at the Federal Medical Centre, Umuahia, he requires a total of N4.5 Million to undergo two more outstanding surgeries in India to complete his restoration.
The Indian hospital is all set to correct this abnormality but the family’s financial constraint is a stumbling block. Lamenting his son’s plight, Celestine appealed for urgent financial assistance to enable the life-saving surgeries to commence.
“We have no kobo or even a fraction of this amount. Already we have spent all we have on his treatment and the family is broke. I even had to sell off all the cement bocks I moulded to build about four rooms, as well as the old car I was managing to provide for my family. We are now completely dependent on the response of generous Nigerians to out plea. Please help provide Uchenna with a better quality of life and offer us hope in humanity.”
•If you are touched and wish to assist Uchenna, kindly send your donations to Celestine Ejike Ekezie, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, 3303010231336, or call 08060658913 and 08136506718 for more details.