Family Seek 300 Million Naira Help For Covenant University Student Diagnosed With Blood Cancer - Campus Trends


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Family Seek 300 Million Naira Help For Covenant University Student Diagnosed With Blood Cancer

22-year-old Nathaniel Boluwatito Oyebode’s promising life is being threatened by a blood cancer that was diagnosed just when he was looking forward to his fourth year in the university.

The young man was a 300 level Computer Engineering student at Bishop Oyedepo’s Covenant University when he collapsed in class and subsequently suffered frequent ill-health.

The family received the worst news in January 2018, when they were informed that their bright and bubbly son suffers from a thoracic tumor diagnosed as diffuse B cell non Hodgkins lymphoma – a form of blood cancer affecting lymphocytes.

He was said to have suffered several complications including multiple pleural & pericardial effusions, septisaemia, low blood counts, deep vein thrombosis, and hemiparesis.

Due to the nature of his ailment, Nathaniel has had to spend awful amount of time in the hospital between January and June 2018, and that has had its financial implications.

The financial demands of his ailment has inadvertently drained the family’s pockets, but they still have to cough up his growing hospital bill which is currently said to be over $600,000 (over N216 million).

Nathaniel is currently hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit of Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia, USA – where he has been since June 28.

He is currently receiving treatment for complications and the tumor is now diagnosed to be an aggressive T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma (TLBL). Doctors say he has clots in both lungs and his heart, as well as a damaged left lung.

He’ll continue to require treatment.

One of the treatment options Nathaniel will require to get back on his feet again, doctors say, include bone marrow transplant. This will cost the helpless family another fortune.

They have cried out for help from the public for their son to be able to get back in the classroom and achieve his dream of being one of Nigeria’s finest computer engineers.

For anyone willing to assist the family, Nathaniel’s mother’s bank account detail has been given as follows: Account name: Tinuade Oyebode; Account number: 3004909009; Bank name: First Bank Nigeria.

A gofundme account opened in his name can be found here.

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