This post was made by Havilah Mirielle Gold on Facebook. She is soliciting for fund for a 25year old lady sufferring from Lupus disease.
Here is what she wrote:
I write to solicit for funds for my help of many years, Ms. Miracle OCHIM, she is 25years old and have been recently diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Eramatous an auto immune disorder that can be deadly if left unmanaged as there in no known cure.
Miracle lost her father at the age of 10 and have lived with her father’s people whom could not afford to care for her, in order to keep body and soul together and further her education she has been working as a house help to various people untill she came into our home 7 years ago, her story was a pathetic one and we decided to take her under our wings and ensure she became a productive citizen.
Before her diagnosis she was a third year student of University of Calabar in line with our promise to her to train her in school.
Between her hospitalization on the 31st of Janaury 2018 till date we have spent at least One Million Naira(1,000,000) as laboratory test and medication for this particular ill health comes very pricy.
She has been stabilized and discharged and is on a cocktail of maintenance medication, and has been referred to a Rheumatologist. Dr. Madagwu John Oby who suspects Lupus Nephritis and has asked for test to confirm same.
She notes that to push this diagnosis to remission Miracle need to take some medications (for the nephritis) for the next two years and the monthly cost of that medication is N90,0000.00, she also is on her maintenance steroids and other medication of 35,500 and is require to have test done every two weeks(kidney and liver function test). The tests cost an average ofN14,000, the test they note is important to help access her internal organs because of the effect of the medications she is on. She needs a periodic eye test (to check her for macluopathy) that cost N125,000 and she needs this done twice a year and four times within two years.
In as much as we would want to continue with Miracle’s care, the finances available to us would not be adequate for same as we have three biological children, aged widowed mothers and lots of dependent relatives. This appeal has become necessary as we have been unable to afford her medication for the kidneys last month.
The least amount needed is N4,000,000.00 (Four Million Naira) this is to cover her two years treatment plan and if as projected the disease is kicked into remission, if this is achieved, her treatment cost would decrease significantly enough for us to shoulder the cost again, as lupus can only be maintained and not cured.
Kindly find attached letter from her primary physician and copies of different test done and the doctors phone numbers for confirmation if need be.
We would be willing to provide any other information that may be required.
We thank you for your time and pray you support this worthy cause.
Go fund me link is: https://www.gofundme.com/help-a-lupus-warrior
Lets help as much as we can. God bless you all.