The saying – If wishes are horses, beggars would ride applies fittingly to James Oloruntosin Molehin at this time. His greatest wish today is to have his life back again and live a normal life. For that to happen, he needs you, kind hearted Nigerians and other well meaning members of the society to make it happen. He needed N20 million to do a kidney transplant, and he has just three months to get this done or else, he is a dead man.
Molehin, should be a man of means – In his late 50s, Molehin, who hailed from Ode-Erinje in Okitipupa LG Area of Ondo State, was a graduate of Accounting, from the University of Lagos, Unilag, and Fellow, Institute of Chartered Institute of Accountancy, ICAN, (FCA). He was a management staff of MDS, the logistics arm of UAC Plc, Lagos.
But all that is history now. His life took a dip for the worse around November, 2018, when he was first diagnosed of Chronic Kidney Disease CKD, due to prolonged ailment. The ailment forced him into early retirement in 2020, to help him recuperate.
He has been in and out of St Nicholas Hospital, Lagos – seeking the best of help and solution to overcome the ailment, all, at least up to this point, to no avail.
Life for him in the last five years had been lived on the needles. He had lived this far, on the benevolence of machines. But that has not come cheap. Like the waster that the ailment was, the CKD had eaten him up, reducing him from a man of means to a man with nothing.
“The ailment has taken a toll on my life savings and retirement benefits as I have to undergo excruciating dialysis between two to three times weekly at an average cost of N55,000 per session, excluding emergencies, breakdowns, ambulance charges among others,” Molehin said.
Because he cannot be on dialysis forever, he needed to do a kidney transplant, but there is nowhere else to turn than to seek those with milk of kindness to rise up for him and give him an opportunity to live again.
Married with four children who are barely graduates but yet to secure any job and wife, who, also has retired from her job at LUTH, and who have spent all she had on his ailment, he had nowhere else to turn.
He said: “I’m left with no option but to make this passionate appeal to all public- spirited Nigerians, home and abroad, corporate bodies, government, as well as Non government organisations, (NGO) to urgently come to my aid to help me raise the sum of N20 million required by the Hospital Management handling my case within a timeline of three months to enable me get kidney transplant so as to live my normal life once again.
“In light of this, I humbly seek your help, for no amount is too small to donate to save a life today!”
He has 90 days to live, and before his health would dip and take a turn for the worse, had decided to cry out perhaps, he could get someone out there to help him achieve his dream to live again.
For anyone who may be interested in giving him a second chance, Molehin said they can assist him by donating to the JAMES O. MOLEHIN Kidney’s Transplant Fund through: ZENITH INTERNATIONAL BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER: 1003384335, while anyone who wanted further information or clarification could reach him through his two lines: 08050238412 or 09166056210.