Mrs Funmilayo Oladiran, the mother of a 10-month-old baby, Sodiq who risks permanent blindness has called on concerned Nigerians to come to her aid to enable her baby see properly with his eyes.
The petty trader who hails from Ejigbo Osun state made this call in Osogbo on Thursday, October 30, 2014,while disclosing that doctors had told her that the baby,might lose his two eyes if something urgent was not done to correct the defect in the eye which was increasingly bulging out of its socket due to cataract, a Punch report said.
She revealed that the family had been making efforts to raise money for the treatment which had all proved abortive.
Narrating her ordeal, she said, “One of his eyes is bulging out and he cannot see with the eye. Sodiq is 10 months old and this started not long after I gave birth to him.
“We took him to LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Osogbo. Two surgeries were carried out on him but I was told that there remains an operation to be carried out to stop the cataract from spreading to the other eye and for him to see.
“I don’t want him to go blind but I don’t have money to go for any treatment again. That is why I am calling on anybody who can assist us to save my baby from blindness.
“We need financial assistance to enable us take him to a hospital for further treatment. I will be happy if Nigerians can just help to make my baby to see well again.”