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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Update on Okiki, the child born without 50% of her skull

On May 13, 2010, a baby girl; Okiki(Jesu) was born to the Olawuyi’s in Ibadan, oyo state, Nigeria, with a rare medical condition subsequently diagnosed as ‘Congenital Cranial Deficiency’. In other words, she was delivered with at least 50% of her skull unformed. For the Olawuyi’s, that day marked the beginning of a 3year struggle against stigmatization, discrimination & near hopelessness. 

  
After rejections from several hospitals around the world, renowned neurosurgeon at the Johns Hopkins Medical International hospital, Baltimore, Maryland; Dr. Ben Carson agreed to lead a team of surgeons in performing a skull reconstruction surgery on 3 year old Okiki. After a review of her case history, the tentative cost of Okiki’s surgery was put at US$234,000 (Two hundred and thirty four thousand United States dollars). On receiving this estimate, GIPLC reached out to her local network of donors and phenomenally raised this sum of money in approximately 72hours.


3 year old Okiki and her parents under stewardship of Coordinator and Project Director of GIPLC journeyed to the US on May 4th 2013 to undergo her skull reconstruction surgery which was scheduled for the 22nd of May 2013 at the Johns Hopkins Medical International. However, complications have occurred following her over 14 hour’s initial surgery, as a result of inconsistencies in her medical history, in addition to the fact that it was a maiden attempt in paediatric neurosurgery. This has led to a further accumulation of medical bills totalling over US$500,000 (Five hundred thousand United States dollars), a figure that increases with each passing day Okiki spends at Johns Hopkins. 

Prior to the complications which have arisen, what made a determination of the full cost of Okiki’s surgery difficult is that in modern times, it is an extremely rare (perhaps singular) medical condition with no precedence to draw indicators from. This latter fact also means that it is equally difficult to tell what other medical complications may arise; just like the fluids that were retained in her cranial cavity has posed an unforeseen challenge and may have led to a fatal infection.

As Okiki may not be released from hospital until all outstanding bills have been paid on one hand, and as we and her parents are desirous of her condition being fully remedied before she does leave the hospital on the other, we would like to appeal to the global public to support our cause in ensuring that Okiki gets a full chance at life.

Your donations go directly to Okiki’s account with Johns Hopkins Medical International.
We thank you for your generosity.

GIPLC
For more info call GIPLC 08089693240, 08163183797, 08085101664
NOTE; The over 7 billion people that inhabit the earth, okiki is the first known patient to undergo such a treatment and still be alive, for her condition, on that scale.


The Global Initiative for Peace Love & Care (GIPLC) is a charitable organisation based in Abuja, Nigeria that works with orphans & vulnerable children aged 0-9 years. Over the last 7yrs, GIPLC in partnership with a broad network of supporters has raised the equivalent of US$2M through local fundraising initiatives toward increasing access to education, nutrition, health, water, hygiene/sanitation for over 4000 Nigerian children.


126 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lord have mercy...#moHIPS#

Ekemezie Maryjane said...

God have mercy... But he doesn't look like a new born baby... to me anyway.

Debrasgist said...

I feel for you okiki. Poor girl gone through a lot at that age. God will see you thru.

shadybrian said...

Make them complete d surgery well first, then we go pay

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

may God be with her

Anonymous said...

first to comment. yipee... dancing azonto

Anonymous said...

FATHER LORD HEAL THIS CHILD AND LET THE SURGERY BE SUCCESSFUL IJN!

mamaBaby said...

Please support Okiki. She is a remarkable little child and her family have already been through sooo much! @ GIPLC - Nuhu! Angels walk the earth and we just don't know it. May the good Lord continue to strengthen you and walk with u and bless u and ur team all the days of your life. And may what you do for strangers, just people in need - may the blessings from all that flow down 10generations from you! God bless you immensely

Sweetest Girl said...

May GOD be with her

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

In finances and God's healing, may she be made whole again, Amen!

bimsoty said...

God is great!its well wit u dear

Anonymous said...

may GOD ALMIGHTY the grt healer help her...amen

BONARIO NNAGS said...

awww I thank God for her life.
but Lindiway no bank acct for us that would like to drop our bachelor's mite.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

Anonymous said...

Pls save her life Oh God!

roseline gudugba said...

Sad....

Anonymous said...

Rubbish

I said it then when Linda first posted this story and a lot of ignoramuses wanted to have my jugular.

What is the essence of performing suh a novel surgery costing so much?????? You drs jut wanted to make a name for yourselves as pioneers in this field. Bloody selfish. You do not do such uncertain surgeries with hard earned money raised from the goodwill of others. Such experimental procedures are sponsored by government after several trials.

I said it then. We have hundreds of thousands of children dying from malaria, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases. How much would it cost to help them??? Yet a family wants just 1 child to be sponsored with millions of naira for a failed project before it even started.


Shame on you. Let the poor girl rest. Stop looking for fame and what have u not.

I am a practicing doctor. So run along if u cannot argue constructively with me. Save ur insults for ur pepper seller mother.

Shepherd said...

Come on now,its called Euthanasia!

Buena said...

Sad....

Anonymous said...

Wow... God be with her.

Anonymous said...

Dis soo sad..God please heal this child...

Anonymous said...

Dis soo sad..God please heal this child...

Anonymous said...

She's too young to go through such, poor child :(, may God in his infinite love deliver her from this condition. Amen

Anonymous said...

God... Plss av mercy on okiki and my unborn child too... I wish I had billions... *teary eyed*

Anonymous said...

Dat stupid adenuga will nt see dis poor girl and help now oo.. Dey will be buying space whr dia stupid body will eventually rotten for over 200m..mad men...*angrymuch*

Anonymous said...

It is well with you Jesus baby.You will come out of this according to the promises of God amen.

Anonymous said...

PooR girl......God will Surely Help Her.Amen

Anonymous said...

God!!!! This is too much 4 ds baby. They shld let her go n'rest. *sad face*

Anonymous said...

datz Tambuwal???.....tnk Jah oo.God help her.

Anonymous said...

She's growing well, God's with her.
~D great anonymous!

Anonymous said...

God eeeeeeeh! Its is well with you baby Okiki! God is not thru wit you yet! I can see everything turning around 4 ur good. He kept you alive 4 a purpose.God pls save ur children 4rm problems oooh.

Anonymous said...

May God help her soul (nelly)

Anonymous said...

God i wish I could afford to give the full amount and more needed,Jesus please provide for her

Anonymous said...

With God all things r Possible,

kate bassi said...

That baby will be touch by Holy spirit...... and he or she will stand out IJN

Anonymous said...

Pls what abt OJB;we didn't hear anything again is d money complete so we can direct our energy somewhere else becos naija problems are too much

Fisayo said...

I wish Okiki a successful treatment...
For her to still be alive, it is an assurance that God Has a purpose for her and it shall come to pass in Jesus' name.
May God Almighty meet all her needs...

famous amos said...

d lord is your strenght baby okiki,jesus is in control

Anonymous said...

How do we donate?

Anonymous said...

How do we donate?

B€£ said...

Okiki u shall leave and nt die

9jadeltapikin... said...

Naijadeltapikin...may God heal this baby Ooº°˚˚°ºoo lindus abeg try Τ̅☺ D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ space wetin U̶̲̥̅̊ D̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ typed

Anonymous said...

No account details was stated. It is well with you baby Okiki. You are a testimony in Jesus name

B€£ said...

Which energy.u funny no be small.LWKMD...okiki I wish u speed recovery u will leave and ur problems now shall be a testimony

Maureen Uhama said...

God please help her.

Anonymous said...

Lord, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, please heal this poor baby! Please Lord, heal Okiki and give she and her parents a chance and reason, to forever magnify your name. The dead cannot praise you, lord. Her name means, the mirror/ reflection of the Lord. Lord you have kept her alive so far for a reason, complete you wonders in her life, perform a miracle on Okiki & let her life be a reflection of Your love & grace. Please Lord!

The bill can be worried about later (between John Hopkins hospital, the Federal Govt, Oyo State govt & many well-meaning Nigerians, Okiki's bill will be cleared somehow).

Heal the baby, dear Lord. Please!

The 1st day i received Okiki's pic & was informed about her case, i wept... May God see our tears and hear our prayers for Okiki.

Y.

Anonymous said...

D rich people in dis country such adenuga dangote otedola etc, pls I will like to know if dey r doing anything to contribute to d less privilege in d soceity. Is so sad dat we have people like dat nd all dey invest their money to is football which is not so important. Okiki d hand of God is upon ur life IJN.

mike said...

father lord save her amen

bukola said...

So touching....May God heal her...God knws abt it b4 now, so He is in total control...I believe

Mosunmola said...

Can't you read? The baby was born in 2010.I-must-comment-by-force.

Anonymous said...

Ekemezie.please read before making your comment.the child was born 2010.that to my understanding is not new born!smh.

Mosunmola said...

Whaaaaaat?! Are you effing kidding me! Have you lost your natural mind? You just suggested that an innocent child be killed deliberately?! Wow.

Anonymous said...

U wil u fine in jesus name.

Anonymous said...

miss ekemezie maryjane, abi u no sabi read, it says okiki is 3 and she is a she not a he.

Anonymous said...

U are a coward practising doctor my ass, of which stupid hospital many children are dying which of dem did u try saving, start with yourself, carry on the course nd pple will support u, did u try anything nd did any1 turn u down? If this childs life can be saved then who are you to say rubbish? May God help ur sad life...and for this baby she doesn't deserve to die no one deserves 2, if it takes heaven 2 open for this life 2 be saved heaven shall be open....may God see u tru little one, nd may pples effort shall not be invain. God help the helpers nd replenish ur endeavours amen..and I use this child as a point of contact to every sick child all over the world healing nd deliverance be your portion in jesus christ name I pray amen..

MYRAYA SAYS said...

You echoed my thoughts exactly... Pls let dis little kid rest instead of conductin countless failed surgeries or experiments on her nd in d end wastin money dat wud hv been used for hundreds of other kids dying... Dis shud truly be a govt sponsored project.. In all,,let d will of God be done....
MYRAYA

Anonymous said...

If read the story instead of looking at pictures you would have seen that she was born in 2010. Which makes her 3 years...

Anonymous said...

miss ekemezie maryjane, haba u no sabi read? okiki is a 3 year old GIRL!!! not a new born baby BOY!!

Anonymous said...

One word for you..m.,Never give up. The man ben carson operating on that baby if his mother gave up on him he will never have become what he is 2day....so in situation u find yourself when there is life there is hope...all u can do is pray its not a waste of time, money, and equipment to save a life irrespective of the condition. All she needs right nw is the support, she deserves to live.

Anonymous said...

Where your medical knowledge has failed..God is able to do all things. And he will surely perfect all that concernns this poor girl. If u can not help pls do not discourage others with your medical jargons..

Anonymous said...

U are a coward practising doctor my ass, of which stupid hospital many children are dying which of dem did u try saving, start with yourself, carry on the course nd pple will support u, did u try anything nd did any1 turn u down? If this childs life can be saved then who are you to say rubbish? May God help ur sad life...and for this baby she doesn't deserve to die no one deserves 2, if it takes heaven 2 open for this life 2 be saved heaven shall be open....may God see u tru little one, nd may pples effort shall not be invain. God help the helpers nd replenish ur endeavours amen..and I use this child as a point of contact to every sick child all over the world healing nd deliverance be your portion in jesus christ name I pray amen..

Anonymous said...

Its Live not Leave!

Anonymous said...

May d lord give u an unsual healing baby okiki Amen

Aysha said...

This is sad, I feel 4 d child @ 3yrs she's going thru dis may almighty Allah heal her and strenghten her parents cos I can imagine what they r going thru.

Anonymous said...

MY wuld she luk born wen u r notn but Ewu Umunya! #moHips

Anonymous said...

Let her rest...she can never be a complete human even if the father is dangote....I honestly feel 4 her and her parents

Anonymous said...

Oloshi ni e, we are talking about a young child that needs our help, you are here asking people to add your pin smh.

Anonymous said...

They asked for money not angels. Have u read the scripture that says "if u can help a brother but instead say *it is well with u*" you haven't done much? O well, u r wishing her well. *raised eyebrow*

--Teeteelahyo--

Anonymous said...

They want money not angels....slim ShAdy

Anonymous said...

Idiot,U̶̲̥̅̊ want them to kill d child cos U̶̲̥̅̊ are a devil....God help U̶̲̥̅̊

Anonymous said...

Well 6:04pm, u are right! I thought it'd be inhumane to blot it out. D money is way too much for just one child. That money can save several other kids. Imagine d money that cameup in excess. Little wonder d previoise sponsor can't go ahead with d new cost. And her suvv

Anonymous said...

----contd-----
And d success of her surgeries are under probability. *sigh* its good to give these things a good thought don't crucify d doc for being right.

--Teeteelahyo--

Anonymous said...

Its not about being famous. This is a unique condition that if gotten right can be the break point for millions of other kids. Its so easy for some to say they should let HER pass on but until its your kid or sister. If the first conjoined twins where never separated and allowed to peacefully pass on, thousands more would have died without a chance

Anonymous said...

‎​Ʊ ar indeed a fool!

Anonymous said...

Sad news every day!

Anonymous said...

Dis is bizarre..... God in his infinite mercies will save her situation.



DR. FIBROID

Anonymous said...

Okiki u shall not die but live by God grace...

sexy bitch said...

God where are u???dis little girl has suffered enough,even if she survives it,she looks scary...God I don't know what to say_let ur will be done

Anonymous said...

NOT TO SOUND SO MEAN BUT HERE ARE MY RESPONSES:

FOR PARENTS:
YOU ARE SOME SET OF SELFISH AND WICKED HUMAN BEINGS. YES I MEAN IT. LOOKING TO USE THE GIRL AS AN OBJECT OF PITY TO MILK PEOPLE OF MONEY. YOU KNEW HER CONDITION AS SOON AS SHE WAS DELIVERED AND YOU YET ALLOWED HER TO COME TO FACE THIS PAINS - IT WAS SELFISH.

AT BIRTH THE DOCTORS WOULD HAVE SAVED THIS INNOCENT BABY ALL THIS PAINS AND IT WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN A SIN BUT YOUR SELFISHNESS HAS LEAD TO THIS - SO THE OPTION YOU HAD ON YOUR MIND WHILE MAKING THIS DECISION, USE IT WITHOUT BUGGING PEOPLE.

FOR THE NGOS:
WELDONE FOR YOUR BRAVE WORK BUT I KIND OF FEEL THIS IS ABOUT A BAD PROJECT YOU TOOK ON. THE PARENTS HAD AN OPTION ON THEIR MINDS WHEN THEY ALLOWED THE CHILD TO PROCEED TO THIS PAIN - LET THEM USE IT.

HOW MANY CHILDREN AND LIVES CAN YOU CHANGE WITH $500,000+? NOT THAT YOU EVEN HAVE A GUARANTEED RESULT...

THINK AGAIN

Anonymous said...

Speaking as a mother who has a child wiv severe brain issues,I can imagine what okiki's mother is going tru! D pain and hurt of watching ur child,knowing d child may neva have a normal life. But all one can do is pray and ask God to have mercy, do his will in d childs life. And do d little u can medicaly. But d worse thing she could do is to forget to live her life.and forgeting that other children will cum. I almost went cray cray wen my child was diagnosed. ... Left to me, I would say she should clear her bills, bring that child back,keep showing d child love, live her life no matter how it hurts and work towards having other children.it's not the end of d world. .. Hmmm... It is well.

Anonymous said...

God wil sent he hilling hands upon her

OlᵘwᵃDᵅᵐ!lᵒlᵃ said...

Amen!

Anonymous said...

She is healed in Jesus Name! Amen..

Anonymous said...

When I listen to Nigerians I feel sorry for us. @ practising doc while ur mates are hustling to be part of these ground breaking surgeries u go on saying they shdnt bother about trying to save her life. U don't know if the findings from these surgeries will be what will save your child's life tomorrow. Many Nigerians like u already killed her off from birth! Yet today she lives! God has a purpose for everyone's life! Okiki has a purpose to serve. And with or without the help of people like u she will fulfil that. I mean COME ON! This is why u will remain a panadol dishing dr in whatever clinic u are in. Nonsense!

Anonymous said...

May the LORD heal her in JESUS name,amen.

BLOGLORD said...

oh dear! God will do wonders on this child in Jesus Name.

Anonymous said...

Jesus has the power to heal whatever medical condition there is on this earth.therefore in the name of Jesus be healed.

Anonymous said...

@anon6:04 ur jes a murderer called doctor en MYRAYA ur aura is vewi bad+am guessing dt ur yet 2 be blessed wif d fruits of d womb cos I really don't undastand aw sum1 who claims 2 be of sane mind can say such a thing en anoda retard wud agree if God doesn't want her 2 live he wud av taken her long b4 now she's alive 4 a reason en she wud fulfill dt reason wif bloody murderers lyk u both watching in amazement...jes op dis lil geh can get all d help she needs both financial en medical. May Allah heal u amin

Anonymous said...

@ The foolish anonymous Dr that posted at 6.04 pm, that medical degree that you have will never serve you well, you imbecile!! Who are you to determine which child gets to live and which one gets to die? You are part of the problem we have in this society. Not only are you an imbecile, you were probably not trained well at home either because you lack common sense and even basic respect for humanity. You stupid ass can come here to abuse someone's parent too??? Chei!! the day will come sha when one can reach through the computer screen to slap some sense into a dunce like you. hissssss

-BabyDee

Anonymous said...

Wasn't antenatal screening and USS done when mother Okiki was pregnant. Pls they should adopt 'DNR' for this poor innocent child and use the money for HIV/AIDS children, orphaned kids, war / famine infested country children etc.
after Okiki is saved with tons of thousands of dollars, what next - there would be sequelae like mental retardation, dependency for the rest of her life.
It's a sad story, her parents should take heart and thank God for bringing her into their life's. even if her time ends up being short it was well spent and they would be fulfilled in knowing they tried their very best.
Almighty God heal the other ailing children of the world suffering from cancers and other medically curable illness.

Btw 'DNR' means do not resuscitate patients esp with terminal illnesses or their death is inevitable but make their passing away as comfortable as possible

TOLUWALASHE'S BOO said...

Shepard, you are a bloody bastard.
May thunder strike your already malfunctioning internal organs.
Oloshi alaye jera.

Anonymous said...

You're a doctor,but you do not echo the ethics of the medical profession.I'm guessing you're a frustrated Nigerian doctor in general practice.or ure still a med student......

If u took any proffessional oath or if you listened to the oath you swore.ul knw that in the profession,u must strive to save any human life you can!no life is more important than the other.life is not measured by numbers! You cannot let one humanbeing die jus because you want to save 50.do u know this girl's future?are you God?What if this girl grows up n finds the cure for aids or cancer?
Will her life not be worth that of 6billion people?

Besides,maybe you're not a parent! Her parents love her so much already! Evn if she is to die,dey want to know that they tried their best.

Pls show some sympathy and reduce the sharpness of your tongue n confrontational attitude.some decorum should be in place.ure a doc not a market woman

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:01

My thoughts exactly.
Do they know who she'll be in future and how many lives she'll save.God has his purpose

Anonymous said...

God is with you my lil angel, he will make it possible for you to be whole again IJMN

Dr. Xman said...

well i just read a comment by a so called doctor and i felt a bit ashamed by the nature of his or her comment cos if u are really a doctor then obviously u must have graduated from an unaccredited medical institution. First of all Ben Carson ain't looking for fame..he is already a world renowned neurosurgeon. If u read this poor child's case u will realize that it says that it is a "rare" condition. And if u are really a doctor u will know that before such procedures are done, the risks and benefits of such procedures are taken into account and also the quality of life of that child before and after the operation are also put on the risk scale and explained to the parents. I hope u know that diseases such as malaria, was once novel and it took trials such as this to get the cheap over the counter medication being used to treat it now, and ur last comment...ur "pepper selling mothers"...that so uncouth for a doctor.

Anonymous said...

May God pls touch d heart of men to come n help her amen

Anonymous said...

God di miracle in the life of this girl ijn amen

Anonymous said...

All i can is , they had better get very good lawyers to sue johns Hopkins for using their daughter to do experiment , after operating on the baby and making the parents pay for their own experiment at the hospital , what a shame ! well if they need help i am in Maryland and i live near johns Hopkins . Stupid akata people !

Titiloye Oni said...

Almighty God the Doctor of all doctors will take over completely and perfect His work

Anonymous said...

Ya'l sayin okiki shuld rest, just pray u neva find urself in such situation or even close to dis lyk I dnt gt it,givn up on ur child?mhen pple are cray..

Anonymous said...

Please Bank details oooooooo..... To drop our small change.

Anonymous said...

God will remain with you,give u protection n strength to go through dis, IJN

Anonymous said...

Please bank details, let me drop my token. It is well with her IJN

Anonymous said...

anonymous dr 6.04. you have no idea what its like. you dont feel this kind of pain until you have your own child. if you have you can never talk like this.

BLOGLORD said...

Anon 6:04pm,

Pray never to have a child that will suffer worse!

Anyway its obvious you will kill your child under such circumstance and that leads you to where?

you are a fucking joker! very insensitive of you to spill such rubbish!

Karma is a bitch only if you are!

Anonymous said...

Mr doctor, may God forgive u. When u v a kid she will experience this n u will bury her. They parent asked for help n God gave them. Do u know this child's future? What's money compared to health? They children dying of HiV, what v u done? If u can't help pray or Shut ur dirty mouth. I believe u are an orphan with a village mentality. U better ask God to forgive cus u v no right to say God's gift should die. When u are frustrated learn to sleep or better hang ur ugly face

Anonymous said...

Mr. Practicing Doctor, if it's easy for u to see people die, it isn't for us eh, so let's hold unto the little string here, u never know what that baby will grow to become okay...

Anonymous said...

With God all things are possible. Let her go to the healing school of christ Embassy, I guarantee you that He/she will be healed. God has healed cases more worse than that through Pastor Chris.

Thx

Pastor Tunde

Anonymous said...

why are you telling people to add u on a serious issue like this. Do u think people will be carry away with d amount you claim to send and make friend wt u? May God help and heal totally, okiki.

Anonymous said...

The comment from that Doc shows the general attitude of most Nigerian doctors - arrogant, no sympathy, uncouth and full of so much hate. Your words speak volume of your personality - wickedness and bitterness! I hope you reconsider your professional cos its not meant for calouse minded people like you. As for the parents, i praise their courage and great love for the child. its only love that can make you exhaust all options before giving up. Atleast, there is still life in the child and so there is HOPE!!! God be with her in all of these trials!

chizzweightlossdiary said...

Dear Lord please save her and continue blessing her parents. No one will understand what they themselves are going through.

LADI said...

THE DOCTOR IS NOT TOTALLY WRONG, WE LIVE IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY WITH MANY KIDS WITH LESSER COMPLICATIONS DYING EVERYDAY.

ON THE PART OF THE PARENTS, HOW WILL YOU WATCH YOUR CHILD DIE AND NOT TRY TO SAVE HER.

AS A PERSON. I ASK US ALL THIS QUESTION......

HOW DO YOU MEASURE HUMAN LIFE?

AT WHAT POINT DO WE DECEIDE A LIFE IS NO LONGER IMPORTSNT AND WE CAN KILL IT. HOW DO YOU COMPARE A CHILD LIFE TO THE LIVES OF A HUNDRED OTHERS? WHAT SCALE OR YARDSTICK WILL YOU USE?

GOD HELP US ALL.

FOR THE DONORS, THE REASON THEY SPONSORRED THE SURGERY IS BECAUSE THEY HAVE A CHILD WITH A CONDITIONS HUMANS HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE ON HOW TO SOLVE. AS SUCH, AN OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY THE CASE AND IF SUCCESS IS ACHIEVED, SHE BECOMES A CASE REFERNCE POINT AND SIMILAR SURGERIES CAN BE CARRIED OUT IN FUTURE.

NIGERIANS ARE WICKED PEOPLE. MAYBE TOMORROW YOU PEOPLE CALLING THE PARENTS NAMES WILL BE IN A SIMILAR POSITIONS, I HOPE YOU MAKE THE SAME DECISONS LIKE YOU MAKING NOW.

TO SUPPORT THE DOCTOR A LITTLE, SUCH A PROCEDURE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SPONSORRED BY THE GOVERNMENT. THIS IS LIKE A RESEARCH TO AN UNKNOWN AREA TO THE DOCTORS IN JOHN HOPKINS.

REMEMBER PEOPLE, BEFORE BEN CARSON SEPARATED THOSE GERMAN TWINS, NOBODY NEW SUCH A PROCEDURE WAS POSSIBLE OR IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULL.

GOD GRANT OKIKI GOOD HEALTH. AMEN.

Anonymous said...

God help us with some of dis kind of doctors we have in Nigeria oooooo..dat is why pple run away from nigeria even for small minor surgeries...see them talking rubbish...they re not even willing to try and save dis child,all of dem saying kill kill kill..so u can move to the next patient with malaria and hiv...even those ones, it would be with Gods intervention that you wld treat that person to leave at least without injection abscess...God help Nigeria with dis quacks we have here...abortion doctors...tufiakwa...from the treatment of this child it can give an insight as to why she was born that way in the first place so as to prevent such in other pregnant women....some of you doctors in Nigeria should be taught courage and how to go d extra mile..

Anonymous said...

i usually skip such articles because my heart sinks at the sight of certain things. I skipped this article the whole day. I don"t know where i got the courage to read it. Now i have a lumpy throat and red eyes.
Okiki parents, be strong for your child. Give her all your love no matter how long she lives and may God really really really be your strenghth. I can only imagine how it feels on daily basis.When i think that at one moment, i thought i had all the problems in the world, i feel ashamed of myself. What will the parents of this precious child then say?

Till now i can't read the article on the priest beheaded in Syria. I'll just break down. May God bless u Linda for taking up this little angel's case. Now i'm crying

Anonymous said...

mehnnnn!!! Lord have mercy

Anonymous said...

I pray for her full recovery, and hope the money can be raised to pay her medical bills. but I would like to say that the Hospitals in the US are not like in Nigeria, they child his not in prison. the hospital cannot hold her ransom for hospital bills. when she is strong enough she will be discharged even if the medical bills have not been paid

Anonymous said...

may god almighty help our children cos they r our future of our tomorrow's reality

Anonymous said...

Mr quack Dr it's ur type dat destroyed my child's brain cos of money, God will surely punish ur generation n visit u with a child worse than dis mark my words, how dare u say dis? How on earth can a normal person say dis to a hurting family? Do u kn d pain n scar dis does to a family? By d way who asked f ur opinion? What medical mushroom school did u graduate from? Snail doc I guess? If only I can see u I will break ur bones bit by bit till u die also, big fool, don't worry U will see what's coming to u, the money is already gotten n ur frustrated they did not give u some, ewu Doc of snails, Linda said update not dat family is still asking f help u can't even understand simple headlines n yet ur a practicing Snail Doc, I hv a sick child n I kn d pain so am writing with dat pain

funmilola oladeji said...

Are you sure you don't need a brain reconstruction yourself. Or can't you read. Ur insensitivity is so stupid and lame

Anonymous said...

I hate Nigerian doctors n their half baked certificate they ruined my son' life cos of money I can't get over this pain for my baby n my family, if I begin to mention names n Hospital u will marvel, God help us in dis country, imagine a medical doctor sounding like dis in a social media, it's their type dat left my baby's brain damaged, I just hate a lot of them especially the young ones, fools

Anonymous said...

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YKD said...

To Anonymous @ 9:14pm, not only do you sound mean you sound callous!! May you never be in the position Okiki's parents are in!! Do you think they planned to have a child with health issues? How can anyone expect them to do anything other than save their child!! My goodness are you human? They are not milking their child for anything they are trying to save her life!! Do you know them? I do! And very well for that matter! To all of you saying the cost of her care is too much l ask you this one solemn question if Okiki was your daughter what is the maximum you would pay to save her??? Exactly!! You are speechless right? Maybe those who do not wish her well should be careful karma works in the most amazing way you never know what kind of kids you may have or the children your brother/sister may produce. Then lets see if you advocate for death for such a child. Some of the responses on here have brought tears to my eyes. Any parent out there knows that when your child is ill - you feel the pain even more than they do! Okiki's parents - May you continue to stand strong and live to enjoy better days with a happy, healthy and vibrant Okiki. May you be rewarded for steadfastly standing by Okiki! The world needs more parents like the two of you!! To all those with horrible things to say - "Forgive them "Father" for they know not what they do".

Anonymous said...

N wot if dat child was urs? N d surgery isn't a waste of time n money... u a doctor n shud know better. For example if d first surgery carried out on one child to treat tetralogy of fallot wasn't done n just ignored, do u know how many babies born with d syndrome would just die n won't have a chance to live... if dis surgery comes out successful do u know how many children dat are going to benefit from it... it's not just a waste of time and money, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Jeah Felix said...

Lord have mercy

Anonymous said...

YKD, I feel d same way u feel cos I have a sick child f over one year we have moved from one Hospital to to d other in n out of Nigeria, I hv blasted d fool of a doc, karma is a bitch so they should watch what they say n who they say it to, an innocent child f dat matter? Haba how mean can people be? Ur hiding under Anonymous thinking God is not seeing u n saying bad things abt a hurting family, no one knows tomorrow n what it holds, u will remember dis day some time in ur miserable life I swear, go for atonement u hear

Anonymous said...

Linda, pls put up account details so those that wish to support can do so. I urge all who come across this story to support (FINANCIALLY) as little or as much as u can!!!