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Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Baby Kelechi needs your help

Baby Kelechi (now 1 year and 3months) was only about two weeks old when his parent noticed some changes in him which included fast breathing, sleepless nights and frequent fatigue amongst other things. He had problem ingesting food and had to be fed through his nose. Hospitals they visited gave several diagnosis which included Malaria, Fever and related ailments until they were referred to LUTH. On the 21st of October 2011, the result of the diagnosis revealed that Kelechi had a grade 3/6 Systolic Murmur. Simpler terms describes it as an unusual noise in the heart commonly known as a hole in the heart.

He's got some sort of paralysis on his left hand and finds it difficult to stand. Doctor's says he might get brain damaged if he doesn't get treatment as soon as possible.

He needs N4 million for surgery in India. Please go on his website to see how you can help...HERE

107 comments:

SUE JORDAN said...

where are the OTEDOLA"s of this country. Instead of bribeing Govt. Official...

Lilspicer said...

I pray GOD HELPS HIM KUZ our govtment is senseless(omo-iwo)says so......via blackberrybold.5(customized)www.lilspicer.tk

Anonymous said...

His parents shld bring him to see ‎​♍Ɣ pastor;David Ibiyeomie.this case is not difficult fƠ̴̴̴̴͡я̲̅ God to handle,there's nothing he can't do! All ‎​Ɯε̲̣̣̣̥ need do is believe

Chisco said...

Linda hi, sorry if this creates more work for you but is it safe to assume that you have verified this story and website before we contribute?

Pabz said...

all those barbarians wey we get as govt no fit help dis small boy..,dem go dey stel money wey dem no go fit spend finish...
y'al should check my blog @ www.damolatino.blogspot.com 4 latest news in town..., God bless

Pabz said...

all those barbarians wey we get as govt no fit help dis small boy..,dem go dey stel money wey dem no go fit spend finish...
y'al should check my blog @ www.damolatino.blogspot.com 4 latest news in town..., God bless

Anonymous said...

Pls Linda,do try n see if u can contact Chief Igbinedion;am sure this is a more worthy venture than buying how many billion naira car for his first lady...naija na wa!all they know is show-off!one oil worker can comfortably write off this bill for this poor child n his parents but no,they will not,they wud rather be busy doin destination weddings,buying bb porshe,cars that wud be stolen etc...God will intervene for this boy...let me go n give my own widow's mite.

Anonymous said...

This little child needs help and some IDIOTS are busy talking about 2-way bribe.....

Anonymous said...

Things we take for granted here in the UK - free medicals

janny said...

how i wish the government can stop stealing and killing just for one day and render humanitarian services to the people they swore to protect.... this is so sad

Jenny-Coco said...

HONESTLY, I WISH I HAD TO HELP THIS CUTE BOY..

Anonymous said...

No western union link?.. I would really love to help but i'm in the U.K. Please update if there is.

Anonymous said...

Idiot!!to think u still hv d conscience to advertise ur ☎ on a seerious issue..

Anonymous said...

All these musicians/artists showed step in instead of pending money lavishly on material things; money they got from we, the fans e.g these p-square guys buying private jets or even this davido guy, posing with money and the cheque for N10 million (change) he got for doing nothing.

dgurlnxtdoor said...

Wow.....hz too yung 4 al ov ds; cnt imagn wah he'd b goin thru, let alon hz parents. Der r prsns in ds country dah cn singl handdly provid dah 4 million, buv we wdnt c em nw o. God b wid hm.

Nekky said...

eehyaa. such a cute baby. God pls let nth happen to him,Amen

Anonymous said...

Hi Linda, Pls liaise with the Causedfundr guys to provide a NUBAN account numbers to enable instant internet account to account transfer. Thanks

devour said...

plz be careful the hospital you use in india,hrd dat they now scam nigerians.infact jobless indians now open hosptals for us.

Anonymous said...

Soo its not god that gave the doctors knowledge on how to perform sugery ??? U knoo god gave us brains right ?? Smh

nemerem said...

Pls I fink dey shud drop an acc no. Even if tz #200 that everybody can afford to drop, it will go a long way in helping this boy.

Anonymous said...

Now you all see why I maintained that the UK is a million times better than naija, how can an innocent little citizen of a country with oil not be afforded free treatment with an ailment like this, instead your leaders are hustling over bribes in dollars, over flash cars.... I weep for naija oh..... they are going to sweep that bribe case under the carpet and still share the money....please those of us in the UK, let's be greatful for the 1st class free medicals we get and also let's try and donate to help this little cute boy...please Linda can you also.contact igbinedion who just bought that million dollar car for his wife to donate something no matter what. After you will ask why those people overstayed in the UK

Anonymous said...

This baby is really cute,really wish there was a way I could help.I plead with all well to do Nigerians to come to the aid of this baby.Moreover this is one of the reasons y we have a govt,they should be able come to his aid. I will always remember him in my prayers.May God be with him and send him an helper very soon.

bluemagic said...

U all shld stop cursing n hating,tink of ways to hlp,bt if u can't I suggest u jst kip ur mouths shut n pray for d family,its d least we cld do...

Andrea said...

My niece was born with a hole in the heart. Doctors in Nigeria referred her to India for a surgery. 5 years later and no surgery, she is hale and hearty without a hole. My daughter was recently diagnosed with a hole in the heart. She is 6 months old and the doctors here(U.S) tell me not to worry that it will close as she grows older. Just sharing my own experience!! May God help this little cutie.

Professor X said...

I see you have added 'Customised' to your madness. Soon, the voice will ask you to include the address of what mental home you were committed to. We'll be here waiting.

Anonymous said...

Kai...buh wtz 4m??If we had Good leaders,it woulda bin so easy to handle...Therez notin God can't handle..I'm sure God wld send sum1 to provide d moni..

Dr. Okechukwu said...

As difficult as it is to give a proper diagnosis based on the limited information given, I believe that the 3/6 systolic murmur is not the cause of the near paralysis nor does it have anything to do with brain damage. In my professional opinion, that is alarmist at best. Linda, My advise to you is that you investigate claims properly and even do a little bit of research before posting things like this because fraudsters could capitalize on the generosity of your audience. A simple google check or visit to webmd.com could help you understand the case indicated. Innocent heart murmurs are common in 50% of children. The 3/6 is the loudness of the murmur. All the best.

Splashy said...

U r such an illiterate ....u r so backward .

Anonymous said...

LINDA AV U CNTACTED KANU HEART FOUNDATION?

Anonymous said...

God will help him

Anonymous said...

This dude is here ranting and shouting that he's using Bold 5.... So na only prayer u fit afford and not help the child in cash? Bold 5 ko, dreamer oshi. I'm going to help in whichever way that I can, no amount is too small.

#Nnewi Son#

Anonymous said...

Linda, please verify. I want to donate. I went to the website and the phone number of Kelechi's parents are not there. I really don"t want to contribute. Are you sure this is real? Please reply so that I can contribute on time, as we are told he has just a few days left. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Shut your dirty mouth..where are u?pointing fingers at someone else to bring money..how about bring yours and get the blessings

Anonymous said...

Ode be there testing God..don't go to hospital oh...I'm sure you're from one of these churches that when you're sick they say u shouldn't take medicine and that u should have faith in God...when someone dies they would say God needed an angel as if God did not create the ones in heaven and can't create another one if he needs one
SMH religion will be the beginning of the end of this world

Anonymous said...

Sweetheart it is their money let them spend it how they want...if its the country's money??shut up cos u would have done same if u were in that position

Anonymous said...

Linda thanks for the post. We should all help with any amount abeg. Even if na 5k, na beer money its not much.

Anonymous said...

4m isn't too much for most nigerians,wish i had to give.As in eh am just fed up with that boi sounding like a retard.ode omo iwo.

Anonymous said...

My heart is bleeding! God! I wish I had, I would give as much as I can for this little boy. So sad. I wonder what would be running through his parents's minds. Where r d rich people in naija? D one who give bribes enough to pay for this baby's medical bills? Where r they?? They think just about themselves. So sad!

CHI

Anonymous said...

my heart bleeds reading this story.why on earth cant we have qualified surgeons in Nigeria who can handle such situations instead to taking our hard earned money to other countries for more expensive medical care?

i really wish this lovely child all the best and hope the money is gathered on time to save his life.

may God bless Nigeria!!!

jola

Anonymous said...

May God safe this baby through good and people and doctors.

SOLA said...

OMO-IWO: I come and shake my head for you gan ooo...
I pray help comes speedily to this cutie...

Anonymous said...

Where is Femi Otedola and his subsidy lootings?

Jekinwi said...

Take this beautiful pickin to Synagogue!!!!!!! A prophet truly doesn't have value among his own people.

Anonymous said...

Just stop the talking and help this beautiful child of God.

Anonymous said...

Kanu Heart Foundation handles such cases at an afordable rate (or free of charge)

shay said...

pls account details

Eya Ayambem said...

Lilspicer the bush boy. Lol

Anonymous said...

Is so sad to think of the pain the little boy will be going tru. Am going to pay some money into his account and i pray that so many people will do the same too. God is in control for he will not die but live to praise God his healer.

Emmanuel Ayeni said...

Hmmn this is a touching story..We should have foundations catering for issues like this,I will share this on my twitter for more publicity.I pray God raise up people of means to intervene in this case.

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda! How can one send fund from the US to help? Just checked the link, on the website. I understand you can only pay in money into those two accounts. I am in the US and I want to help. Please advice! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

How can people leaving in the UK and US help. 14 days left. Please linda advice!!

Anonymous said...

No links for online donation o. Abeg tell dem to open paypal or domicilliary acct where foreign residents can donate to thanks

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda, I live in London and i would like to help this little boy.

nne said...

any western union link for those dat reside in london that wants to help please.

dhermie said...

@Anon1:41pm, must u insult some1, he's just tryin to help... I see u'v got d dirty, evil, nigerian blood inside u. Dey shld also refer u to all d pastors above for crious deliverance.Hian... May God raise good people for d lil boy nt.... Mouth makers.

Bobby said...

what d hell is wrong with all of u....y r u cursing all dem rich folks?? u have no idea how many people they help and as such ur in no place to judge 'em....and forget d government officials and the bad stuff dey do....wat about u??hw much have u given??..i'm so sure dat all d people who r beefing all dis people would not give dat boy a dime...what den makes u different frm d people ur insulting...if u aint gonna help d kid...dont say anytin..GOSH!!

dannia said...

God is on d throne

Anonymous said...

No NUBAN account? Some of us may want to do an online transfer

Anonymous said...

Hey Linda, I would love to help but am in the State. No paypal, Western Union or Int'l way of helping ni????

Anonymous said...

God pls send help. Dis cute child nids help. Pls kip hm safe nd let notin hapen to hm

Anonymous said...

Omg! Aw I wish am in a big position 2help,1 person can afford dis money but this country is gosh! 1 or 2 yahoo boi can even help kos I knw aw much dey spend in oniru or wear it all.

Anonymous said...

We should look for a way to assist this child rather than laying blames. It is not going to make the child well. Your little contribution can make a difference.

Anonymous said...

We should look for a way to assist this child rather than laying blames. It is not going to make the child well. Your little contribution can make a difference.

Anonymous said...

Gbe enu oshi soun, dis na naija!!!

Anonymous said...

This is a case that God will reveal himself again. PLEASE CONTACT KANU NWANKWO HEART FOUNDATION IT IS FREE, HE TAKES CARE OF HEART CHALLENGE CASES OF CHILDREN WITHIN THIS AGE RANGE, PLEASE LINDA CONTACT KANU HEART FOUNDATION IMMEDIATELY AND I BET YOU WITHIN A WEEK THIS BABY WILL HAVE TREATMENT.

Anonymous said...

Let go to the website
with as little as hundred naira will can contribute in saving this young boy's life. Let give generously and don't wait for the government.

Click this link below for the latest new update in Nigeria.

www.naijabreakingnews.com

Allegra said...

Why not reach out to celebrities. You ask them if they can match what your readers contribute instead of just aiming at the readers only. Just saying. The operation required is not a difficult one as I have a nephew who went through this, it requires inserting a catheter like a small umbrella which covers the hole. We will do our best for him.

Anonymous said...

If we αℓℓ donate a thousand naira. Baby kele will b saved. Let's αℓℓ surport in prayers α̲̅πϑ financially. Ure a cutey. Our future president

Anonymous said...

AWWWWW...SO CUTE!...YOU WILL MAKE IT LITTLE ANGEL BOY.

Mcfreezy said...

Linda, have you tried KANU Heart Foundation? Am sure they would be of great help cos that is their core calling.

Anonymous said...

if the parents can attend any of the healing school sessions in Christ Embassy, Lagos, it will be totally worth it cause their miracle is sure.I've heard many testimonies from people who have attended.registration is free and they will be well taken care of. rather make money and man ist point of contact for treatment, let them make God, their ist and of course their only contact for permanent healing without cost.don't you just agree with me?

Anonymous said...

Hello Linda. I belong to a company called Avenues to Wealth and the company has some connections with Medanta hospital in India where members have access to health deals that are insanely cheap including various surgical operations too. You could contact Mr Adeolu Akinyemi, the MD of Avenues to Wealth in Nigeria. Office address is 3rd Floor Oluwatobi House, 73 Allen Avenue, Ikeja Lagos.LINDA, PLEASE DO CONTACT ADEOLU AKINYEMI. YOU CAN GET BACK TO ME THROUGH tfagbowore@yahoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Pls let's forget who has or wateva, no amt is too small. Let's do our own bits. This is heartbreaking.

Anonymous said...

Well, ​D̶̲̥̅̊ only way ​ℓ̊ can help U̶̲̥̅̊ lil baby Ȋ̝̊̅§ to pray Fø̲̣̣я̅ God's perfect Α̲̅πϑ devine healing on U̶̲̥̅̊.

Anonymous said...

I wish i had d means...i wil forward my prayers to d bank....Linda could u pls chck daily sun of today page 43...thre is a story of a young man Abiodun oladeji..his story is reli pathetic..pls post it on ur blog.
Vikee

Mma said...

Parents ofthis child if you are readingthis,money or operationis not what you need. Go to Salvation Ministries Port Harcourt - Pastor David Ibiyeomie ORif you are in Lagos run to Canaanland and ask to see any of the pastors or the Bishop himself,or go for the miracle service which is the forth service every Sunday.

Do not hesistate.

May God help your understanding to go with this intstruction.

Anonymous said...

Efcc is hot on their tail na

Anonymous said...

We can all help by giving the little we can.

Anonymous said...

Grade 3/6 systolic murmur is not a diagnosis, it is a symptom. They should go and confirm what the boy's diagnosis is, then they'd be more credible. Does he have tetrallogy of fallot? patent ductus arteriosus, ventriculoseptal defect, etc.... which? They should state exactly what the condition is and then break it down into layman terms.... a systolic murmur could mean many things. And then he's paralysed and can't stand? Sounds more like a syndrome to me. Yes, i am a doctor but i am by no means trying to show off (i'm anonymous, remember?). It's just that for people in the field, like me, we'd like to know more about what we are dealing with here, and then see how we can help. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Little one..it is WELL with you..Only Your Maker knows why this is happening to you..and He alone can do it..so receive healing in Jesus Mighty Name..Amen! You are Healed..

SocialDela said...

Lets help this child. Children are the greatest gift of all

Anonymous said...

@ anon 1:37, the western union link can be navigated from: http://www.causefundr.com/causes-kelechi.html.
God bless you as you donate.

iamfascinating said...

I pray he gets help asap.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you just buy a bullet and kill the boy instead of sending him to India. India has nothing better than Nigeria when it comes to health care.

Anonymous said...

Most people on d blog are insensitive.
I was listening to an stain excerpt about d Dana crash and the OAP said,most Nigerians always blame the Govt for everything and never think of what they can do in any situation.VERY TRUE!
The fact that we have a defunct govt is making us lazy and always willing to pass the bulk.
Here is a boy that is ill and needs our help and we are here calling Otedola,the govt,igbenedion and his wife's car...many people here drive cars worth more than 4million yet we wait 4 d govt 2 help the suffering in our midst.because we choose to sit back and do nothing,we conveniently push the blame to govt to relieve us from blame and guilt...Agreed! Govt is to be functioning but is this a forum to discuss this?a little boy needs our help,do we stand by and do nothing?the Govt has failed us,they do nothing,yes! But what are u willing to do yourself?

Anonymous said...

Aunt Linda! Only u sef can donate 4m na *wink* *big smile*

CauseFundr said...

First, i want to say a huge thanks to Linda for putting this up. In response to a post saying we were advertising our number, people need to know that an actual human is behind this and not a ghost. We've gotten a lot of phone calls and people just need some level of assurance. If you need to see the Baby for some reason, they stay around surulere...just call and we'd fix a meet. I would attach a blog to the site to publish progress on the boy and how we are doing in raising the money. On the site we would also publish names of Donors so keep in touch. Let's forget our government for now and do the little we can, the Kid deserves a life just like the rest of us. #SaveBabyKelechi http://www.causefundr.com
Thanks everyone

Anonymous said...

hot do we help from outside the country? the US, Uk etc.

Anonymous said...

Oh my this is so sad and depressing.seeing him brings me to tears.how i wish i was rich enof to help.so sad

Anonymous said...

It is well wt him n may God direct d hearts of men to come to his aid. Wait o,linda,wetin u do ds naija pals pple lik ds? Why dem rubbish ur identity? Abeg,check am.

Anonymous said...

Lord jesus ɧëℓp ∂ι̊s baby ,,ЂƠ̴̴̴̴̴̴͡w  wish i have D̶̲̥̅̊ moni t̶̲̥̅̊ợ̣̣̇̇̇ ɧëℓp

Bobby said...

what the hell is wrong with all of u????y r u beefing 'em rich folks??dont they have d right to enjoy d reward of their labour....and forget about all d dirty politicians....let God handle dem....we r forgetting the most important thing....helping dat boy....and am so sure dat all dis people dat r pointing fingers at other will not give a dime to dat boys family....bloody hypocrites...

deekay said...

So adorable. Hope he gets the help he needs. :(

Anonymous said...

Please update contribution info for those who want to help, but are not based in Nigeria. Thank you for your good work, linda

Anonymous said...

Linda,

Have you verified that this is true? Or you are aiding and abetting a scam (unknowingly)??

***Lush

Anonymous said...

In addition to my previous comment, I wish that popular blogs/websites such as yours would directly petition government leaders, asking readers to bombard their offices with calls and letters on a daily basis.

Nigerian leaders should be held accountable for the poor state of the country's health care system when situations like this come up instead of asking ordinary Nigerians for help when there is no verification of truth.

***Lush

Anonymous said...

Help the baby if u can,and stop ranting about otedola,that's how u people add to problems on ground

Anonymous said...

Firstly,u didn't comment on the news.
Secondly,u took advantage of the story to advertise ur blog. And you are here blaming the govt.

Anonymous said...

Abeg help me tell dem

Anonymous said...

But really, how much is N4m? That's 'change' for some peolpe. 1 person is good enough to sponsor this boy. May he find timely help. Amen

Anonymous said...

Dear Linda,

Kindly confirm if this story is true. I really hope its not a scam because I dont want to end up giving my money to people who want to taake advantage of unsuspecting people and milk them. I was about to trasfer money but decided to ask and confirm from you if this is real. If you give the go ahead, then, the donations will start pouring in. Gid bless.

Y.Tee said...

Look at the cutie!. May God see you thru IJN.

Sumochildcare said...

Please people everything must not be about quarrel and insults or the government as it's obvious they dont care about the people and would rather all the poor people die away.. So this is about whether this story touches you or not. Everyone here can afford 100naira (or more)even beggars on the streets can afford it, which is actually what they asked for..I pray the Blog will be updated so we have updates on this child. Bless

CauseFundr said...

Getting to read lots of comments about this cause both the good and slightly bad is 'ok'. Overtime we'd clear the doubts of everybody and get a lot of the missing facts out there. We are meeting with the consultant that handled baby Kelechi's case and would know his full medical history and how to move from here. We have taken into account comments that say that a systolic murmur is just a symptom and those 'hating' india. We are considering professional options and asking the consultants questions. You'd know our progress. We are also going to update the site so please bear with us. God bless you and pray for baby Kelechi.

peter williams (DVM) said...

dr my foot. Dnt say what may cost u ure license if any. The pathophysiology of this child's brain damage coins from the hole known as patent ductus arteriosus, a congenital heart condition. Since the cir. sys is compromised nutrients become deficient leading to low oxygen tension with resultant tissue hypoxia, enough to damage the brain cells; paralysis due to vit d, c nd ca deficiencies. Get the jerk? Wish i cud revitalize this boy.

deekay said...

Gbam!!

deekay said...

Dayum!! Easy peter

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