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Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Okikijesu Olawuyi: the baby born without a skull

The incredible people at Global Initiative for Peace Love and Care (GIPLC) an NGO based in Abuja with a strong bias for orphans and vulnerable children are doing a great job and I wanted to share something phenomenal they did recently - the case of Okikijesu Olawuyi.

Okiki was born in May 11 2010 without more than half of her skull. A rare medical condition called Congenital Cranial Deficiency.

All of the hospitals visited by their organisation home and abroad could not offer a cure or lacked the facilities and man power except for the John Hopkins hospital in Maryland, Baltimore USA where the director of Paediatrics Dr Ben Carson is the first doctor to handle an issue like this ever, only then it was on a conjoined twins joined at their heads (the Binder twins). Please continue...


When GIPLC became involved in Okiki's case and after due consultations, inquiries and findings as to how much it will cost to have Okiki treated, they were able to raise within the space of 72 hours the sum of $234,000 (two hundred and thirty four thousand USD) or N37,000,000 (thirty seven million naira)and deposited the complete sum to the John Hopkins Medical which was their required deposit to commence the series of surgery on Okiki. She will now leave Nigeria in the company of her parents for the USA by April 2013.

Okiki is not the first child GIPLC has sponsored overseas for Medical attention. They have for a period of six years raised over N120,000,000 (one hundred and twenty million naira) for children with debilitating medical condition. (See it here - www.giplc.org)

Okiki's is special because no NGO in the history of Nigeria has accomplished this feat, to raise the sum of N37,000,000 for a single individual!

GIPLC World Press Conference comes up at Transcop Hilton in Abuja on the 26th of March 2013.

104 Comments:

  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:30 , Blogger BIG FISH * said...

    Good Work frm d NGO... God Bless and strengthen dem.... Dis is d handwork of a good people indeed. 'STILL WATCHING FROM MY OCEAN'

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Oh wow! Technological advancement!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Really touching! Kudos to the GIPL dudes. Doing a great job. God will continue to bless them in all ramifications.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:32 , Blogger ★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

    How humane of them... Thank God for organisations like this. Wishing the baby a successful operation.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:32 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Whao.....m so impressed n may the lord God bless all the staffs of GIPLC. May they never lack favour from the members of the society n the world.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:34 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless this organisation and all its sponsors. Organisations like this should be celebrated

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:35 , Anonymous nkem said...

    it's only God that will bless them.I have nothing more to say.The affluent ones in nigeria should borrow a leaf from this and always help when called upon.
    wishing the darling baby a successful surgery.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:36 , Blogger ADEBISI ADEBIYI said...

    May God continue to give them the grace to continue

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Even if they treat her,she can never be normal,but i pray it will never happen.hmm what a petty.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God Bless that NGO!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Awwwwww,this really got me thinkin, may God continually bless d NGO,nd may d surgeries b successful...it's well wit ur Spirit,body nd soul Okikijesu

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    D hand that giveth wil neva lack,datz wat i cal giving.God bless dis organization

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:41 , Blogger ↭PRINCE JOBLESS↭ said...

    Linda, your english can make me shit myself. That being said;
    Hope the child survives, I hate children suffering.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    awww bless I pray for a successful operation for this child, how amazing as to how rapid her donation was...am still hoping for my dad's transplant because we do not have the exposure and right channel to raise the funds he can hardly dialyse nowadays as we are running out of what we have saved its really hard. please Linda do not forget to publish his write up I emailed to you. I know your blog is widely read and can help us out God bless you (daughter of the retired kidney failure engineer)

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May God bless this GIPLC people ooh, they are really incredible

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow, may God bless them. This is awesome work. Please let us know how we can donate to the organization as some us would like to be part of the good work they are doing.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:46 , Anonymous lade said...

    God bless them more!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:48 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow! I'm touched. I hope to have my own NGO someday, so I can help homeless and sick children. Most of these other NGOs are just liars, looking for how to loot. I've worked in one that is owned by a very popular lady, and I was more than dissappointed by some of the lies she was telling. May God bless these people for doing what they are doing.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:48 , Anonymous lade said...

    God bless them more!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:49 , Blogger patricia osuji said...

    OH MY GOD!!! the end is near..

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:50 , Blogger patricia osuji said...

    God will show his children favour and not allow us to see evil...amen

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:52 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow! God bless the NGO. I'm just speechless but I pray their labour of love will never be in vain, while Okikijesu will live to be a shining light. Amen!
    @iwugideon

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:56 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow ..something super awesome,beautiful,edifying,encouraging can really come out of Nigeria.kip it up guys.pls instead of just complaining we shud all try to be d best wer eva we are.nice one Linda,we shud hv thins lik dis often,so dat we wake up first of gretful to God 4 wat we hv âñð 2ndly to hv a different mindset,becomin d solution dat d world needs.become a helper. Am motivated.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:58 , Anonymous JANETPRETTY said...

    MAY THE GOOD LORD CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN THIS ORGANIZATION FROM GLORY TO GLORY. MAY GOD BEAUTIFY AND PERFECT THAT WHICH CONCERNS YOU (STAFF) ALL.
    KUDOS TO YOU GUYS.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 12:59 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless them and reward them with peace and long life in good health

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:00 , Anonymous Olamide said...

    I am proud of this

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:02 , Blogger MY TURN said...

    wow!this is the kind of organization i want to be a part of. May the operation be successful

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:05 , Blogger Prittichy Abj said...

    I am happy for the child. The child will live by the special grace of God.
    Madam Linda, a mail was sent out to you about a Crystal Nonye Mbanugo who has cancer of the brain and needs surgery ASAP but no fund. You haven't publicized it yet y? Cos she's not Genevive or Kim? The fact is you don't get to choose who to help or not to help. And really I'm disappointed in u cos u know very well her help could come from your blog. Too bad.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:06 , Blogger olumide james said...

    wow ,,,pray God heals him succesfully

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:08 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless him

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:09 , Anonymous jaygidi said...

    Heyaa, God bless them, and heal the baby

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:09 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Waoh!this is very kind of GILPC. This baby must be wonderful child, i pray 4 her quick recovery. God bless GILPC.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    omggg am in tears..God bless them.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nuhu Fulani Kwajafa my friend u're doing a good job and God will bless u real big.Amen

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:20 , Anonymous Jehnypha said...

    Wow!!!
    God will bless them abundantly! Whosoever that donated will never lack ijn Amen!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:20 , Anonymous SLEEKREEK said...

    Many thanks to this NGO,,,,,i pray Okikijesu finds a lasting solution in Jesus name.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:22 , Anonymous Mimi said...

    May God bless them.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless everyone at this NGO. I'll keep the little one in my prayers.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:25 , Anonymous S̶̲̥̅̊W̶̲̥̅̊E̶̲̥̅̊E̶̲̥̅̊T̶̲̥̅̊S̶̲̥̅̊ H̶̲̥̅̊O̶̲̥̅̊N̶̲̥̅̊E̶̲̥̅̊Y̶̲̥̅̊ S̶̲̥̅̊U̶̲̥̅̊G̶̲̥̅̊A̶̲̥̅̊R̶̲̥̅̊ said...

    Hmmm....Lord God Almighty U're UNQUESTIONABLE!

    He dat sitteth in Heaven and does wat pleases him on earth; U alone are worthy of all Praises, Worship, Glory, Honour and all adorations now and forever n ever!

    KABIOSI OLODUMARE! Hmmm....what a great child!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:29 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    wow! Nice. God will take over the treatment and prove Himself faithful!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:30 , Anonymous WAO said...

    My dear Linda, I was really touched by this story. I am so thankful and grateful to God on behalf of OkikiJesu and her parents. I also use this opportunity to thank all the people that are involved with this NGO. As you have shown TRUE LOVE, may you and your families never lack anything.
    OkikiJesu, and parents, travel well. The Lord will be with you all. Linda you are doing an amazing job. Keep it up Sis:-)

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:38 , Anonymous Jumoke SB said...

    Oh this is so wonderful. God Bless GIPLC!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:39 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I pray the good Lord brings them safely. May God enrich this NGO Amen. Am a pediatric nurse at Hopkins and can say she will be in good hands.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May God bless you GIPLC and may you never lack help in ur time of need

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Woooow!!!! This is what I call a milestone achievement. Thanks GIPLC. Bravo to you.
    Kiki you have come to stay on earth.
    Beautiful. Awesome.
    Chantella.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I just hate it wen u pple condemn unnecessarily. Y nt create ur own blog for d child or beta still publicize it on d media if u rili care dt much.Mcheew

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:51 , Blogger Chidozie Mario said...

    God bless GIPLC and guide the medical team at Hopkins.
    Are You On Fakebook?

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 13:56 , Anonymous ife said...

    Wow,God bless every one involved (directly and indirectly)in d contribution. Safe trip and best of luck OkikiJesu. I know u will be a living testimony dear. Linda weldone

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:01 , Anonymous nnenna said...

    @ Prittchy Abj: you don't get to criticise cos you can't be too sure why linda has not put up d story. Could be from trying to confirm the authenticity or it could stem from d fact that maybe she has not gotten the name. Saying its becos the ailing lady isn't kim or genevieve is too low. Please don't be too quick to judge. Also Linda, like miss prittchy said, help for the ailing lady could and can come from you. Help her by publishing the story as soon as you can.
    That said, I thank God that there are still people & organisations in nigeria that can come to peoples aid when needed. For the people running the NGO, God bless & strengthen you. And for the contributors, may you all never lack In Jesus Name.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:17 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May God almighty bless them, and may they continue to prosper in all they do in jesus name! And this adorable gift from God.....i pray God's healing be upon u, and u come back in good health in jesus name....pls linda...how do one donate to this organization

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:23 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is only pple dat ve tru luv in deir hearts dat can do this, wiv Gods grace ofcourse..i intend to be a part of this NGO i am impressed.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:35 , Anonymous Rume Edah said...

    God bless GIPLC.. Your efforts would not been in vain

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:42 , Anonymous Ijeoma O said...

    What sort of a humanbeing r u? Jeeez!!! So heartless and devilish. God have mercy.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:43 , Blogger Jade8221 said...

    GOD is good, i pray the surgery goes successful and baby comes home safe and sound....

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    please discretely correct some grammatical errors. well done

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:49 , Anonymous LADY IN RED said...

    god bless the NGO,strength to her parents and wisdom to the medical team...in jesus name...amen

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:50 , Anonymous bubbles said...

    Its well with u lil okiki the Lord is your strength amen

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 14:57 , Blogger Chidimma Azonobi said...

    Awwwww...may God bless that NGO, and may d operation be a successful one In JESUS name Amen...

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 15:13 , Anonymous coolest Babe said...

    I think we need such Ngo's in nigeria God bless and open more doors for them IJN and also bless Ben Carson infact what is the FGN doing haiiiii

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 15:15 , Anonymous bannk said...

    May d gud Lord bless d NGO and i wish Okiki successful operation, d Lord ll not 4sake her ijn. Amen. bannk.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 15:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Floreat!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 15:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Thank you GIPLC. May GOD guide Okiki through this surgery. AMEN!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 15:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless dis NGO! May God refill d pocket 4rm which u got dat money Amen

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 15:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless dis NGO! May God refill d pocket 4rm which u got dat money Amen ~B~

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 15:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless dis NGO! May God refill d pocket 4rm which u got dat money Amen ~B~

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 15:51 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda dear its "I wanted to SHARE" not "I wanted to SHARED". Pls correct it asap. Love u loads.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 15:51 , Blogger ANYA IKENGA said...

    Not like cocROCHAS foundation of Imo state. Robbing peter and owing paul.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 16:16 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May GOD continue to strenghten the organisation and individuals who have supported this course.
    I pray the child lives and fulfil GOD's purpose in life.
    Please let us all try to help the less priviledge in any way we can. Visit the orphanage, help the needy etc. Nothing is too small.
    GOD Bless.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 16:21 , Blogger AIDA B said...

    wow... this is really an amazing thing to do GIPL,God bless you all there and continue to provide for the NGO.
    @AIDA

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 16:22 , Blogger AIDA B said...

    wow... this is really an amazing thing to do GIPL,God bless you all there and continue to provide for the NGO.
    @AIDA

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 17:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    @ priitichy aby, young lady shut your mouth. Linda Ikeji owes you nothing. She reserves the right to post stories that have been authenticated or not. Genevieve or Kim, how insensitive of you,with your attitude I sure as hell wouldn't be donating to your friend..... Tooth fairy

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 17:26 , Anonymous Chi said...

    Is well. I have a 7months baby who is been diagonised of almost same issue(hydraenecphaly).God will strengthen and bless every one that has contributed.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 17:27 , Anonymous DADDYSWIFE said...

    Tnk u God for dt NGO,baby okiki u r healed in Jesus name,AMEN!!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 18:00 , Anonymous M.O.M said...

    May the Good Lord bless u guys greatly 4 ur generosity and care. Wishin baby Okiki a successful operation ahead.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 18:01 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 18:05 , Blogger winnyzinteriors-Great furniture deals!!! click to check us out said...

    A heart felt amen! May the baby live to be a shining light

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 18:15 , Blogger temitope anisere said...

    Kudos 2 dem, may d lord bless dem always

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 18:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You are the one that's heartless.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 18:31 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    This jus proves our awesome our God is.I stand in awe of you O Lord!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 18:50 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow that is remarkable, but honestly i dont know what kind of surgery they want to perform in this case, and what the quality of life will be. If she won't be living in the US, life will be hard on a day to day basis bcos she probably needs to have machines attached to her all the time. Especially since she's already 3 yrs before anything is being done, not sure how or in what condition she is in already.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 19:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless d NGO... Waow!

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 19:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Mr nuhu fulani may God continue to bless u n open the windows of heaven.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 20:53 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless you Nuhu Kwajafa for all the work you do. I remember when you started and now you have touched so many young lives. God will certainly not forget your labour of love.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 21:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless them (NGO), the parents and particularly Okiki. Ben Carson, may god bless you and particularly your hands.
    Amen Our prayers are with you all

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 21:34 , Blogger Ephraim Atebefia said...

    God will heal her

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 22:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    But your dad earns 50million in 2months so why not donate to end the suffering?? Poor wanker

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 22:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Replier shut up!! She obviously chose linda cuz she's popular!! .. Ewu

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 22:45 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The spirit of God will heal u now&4eva and bless dose who pray and provide 4 ur bills.

     
  • At 6 March 2013 at 23:48 , Blogger idaayat said...

    God bless

     
  • At 7 March 2013 at 00:49 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Go apple

     
  • At 7 March 2013 at 02:06 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Good on the part if this organisation. I am impressed. Where are all those thieves that had stolen nigeria's money? Obasanjo could not fund the operation to help this precious gift from God, instead the stupid man took african politically empowered robbers to UK to launch some stupid foundation. Jona dey there dey drink ogogoro like water, in the same Abujah he did nothing, naa nollywood actors he dey promise 3 billion naira.. Make una all no worry, God is on his throne watching. He'll pay everyone back soon.

    Every one that contributed to thus fund shall be blessed In Jesus Name.. Amen

     
  • At 7 March 2013 at 07:48 , Anonymous wadup.com.ng said...

    Good feat by the NGO. Atleast they did what most of our Private-Jet Pastors & their fraudulent Churches will be reluctant to do, since fueling their Lavish lifestyles is more important to them than carrying out full charity work which is meant to be the main purpose be their Ministry in spreading the Gospel...Once again, May God bless the NGO & its team.

    *Just as God can raise up stones to worship him if we don't, so can He send a provider when our Political & Religious Leaders continously exhibit traits of negligence*

    @willadebo

     
  • At 7 March 2013 at 09:52 , Blogger olatokunbo oloyede said...

    Excellent job done by the NGO, may GOD continue to strengthen them...Amin

     
  • At 7 March 2013 at 11:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May God bless all the members of GIPL. Good to know we still have such people in our midst.

     
  • At 7 March 2013 at 14:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    God bless them for the good work

     
  • At 7 March 2013 at 20:33 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    They brought this kid to Yaw's show last year..God bless those people..

     
  • At 8 March 2013 at 01:42 , Blogger Critique said...

    Great move...God bless tha NGO

     
  • At 8 March 2013 at 05:36 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It's Baltimore, Maryland not the other way Linda.

     
  • At 9 March 2013 at 09:59 , Anonymous tourist places said...

    thanks nice and awesome..........
    US is very beautiful. Lots of tourist places.


    Maybe the US is naive or arrogant enough to think people will just visit because we have great places to see.

     
  • At 10 May 2013 at 10:46 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    May God bless the people behide the NGO and also save the girl's life.

     
  • At 19 May 2013 at 03:11 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It is a pity that the world has not seen what GIPLC is doing in USA looting the fund meant for the upkeep of OKIKIJESU and her parents. Nuhu Fulani Kwajafa and Haruna Hua (GIPLC) are treating OKIKIJESU family like slaves in USA (the 2 of them followed OKIKI to USA). They put them in a Home, while a good Nigerian payed $10,000.00 for their rent and N10m given by the House of Rep, etc. Prayed that GIPLC will not destroy what they have built cos of greed.

     
  • At 27 May 2013 at 23:20 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Linda,you need to RE-WRITE your story on the celebrated NGO .The parents of Okikijesu are been treated like slaves here in the US.Try and get in touch with the parents of the girl and they will tell you more.

     
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  • At 2 August 2013 at 14:41 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    We the Nigerians should always learn from the way of life of the whites because if they think and behave like us Okikijesu would have long been forgotten,havng gone thru condemnations,negligence,segregation,deprivation and ejection from the hands of the Ibadan populace.May God 4give us all.The so-called rich people are just after themselves and their family so selfish and greedy may God 4give all of u.As for GIPLC may God continue to take u to greater heights and pay special attention to ur lives in all ramifications.amen.As for okikijesu God in his infinite powers will use the doctors mightily 4 ur healing to cause anoda great feat in the medical field cos u're d source of blessings to showcase ur parents and siblings to the whole world

     

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