Azeez Adeleye is a 12-year-old boy with a monstrous mouth, that needed the sum of N134, 350 for a corrective surgery at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Some days ago, a non-governmental organisation, Global Initiative for Peace, Love and Care (GIPLC) came to the aid of the boy after reading about his plight in Sun newspaper.
GIPLC soon came up with the sum of N140, 000 and handed to Azeez’s mum. The money would start the process that would enable the boy overcome the growth known as neurofibroma that has been tormenting him since he turned two.
While receiving the money, Azeez's mum, Mrs Adeleye thanked GIPLC for the gesture and asserted that following the publication of her son’s story in the Daily Sun of October 12, a sum of N85, 000 had been paid into the bank account opened for the purpose.
“I am using this medium to thank you all and to appeal to you again that you should continue to render assistance to my son so that he will be saved from this strange disease. This surgery is the first of four that doctors said my son would need so that he would become normal. After this operation, we would still need financial assistance for subsequent operations. Please, we need your prayers for the success of this surgery,” she said.
Azeez currently studies at the St. Thomas Nursery and Primary School, a Catholic school in Ibefun, Epe area of Lagos. Despite the ailment that has taken the better part of his face, Azeez is described as a brilliant pupil who loves soccer. He hopes to combine his academics with the round leather game. The strange growth started like a boil when Azeez was two years old. It soon grew beyond normal proportions and defaced him. Since the strange ailment began 10 years ago, the family has spent a lot of money going from one hospital to the other.
Mrs. Adeleye can be reached on 07087727561 and 07053133454.
Source: The Sun Newspaper