At three months, Neri Joseph, the son of Mrs. Christy Joseph, a Broadcast Journalist and Deputy Director at Voice of Nigeria was discovered to have aortic stenosis from birth.
He had his first surgery at five months in Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). At four years old in 2012, after the parents had raised N3 million, he was taken to Vikram Hospital, Bangalore, India for an open heart surgery.
Unfortunately, the surgery turned out not successful during his follow up check up in Nigeria at LUTH. Since then, he’s been managing the crisis with medications and regular check ups.
Following a recent check-up at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, he was immediately referred to the United Kingdom or United States of America for another open heart surgery.
As a result of the huge amount envisaged for the overseas treatment, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), referred the patient to Babcock University Teaching Hospital’s Tristate Heart and Vascular Center in Ogun State, where the specialists have confirmed that his aortic valve will have to be replaced as soon as possible.
The estimated cost for the Cardiac Catherterization and Aortic Valve replacement as given by the hospital is six million and six hundred naira (N6.6 million).
Neri will be 14 years old in December. Please help us save the life of the innocent young boy so that Neri can immediately have his surgery done and live a healthy life.
You can donate by using this link: https://donate-ng.com/campaign/heart-surgery-for-14-years-old-neri or by sending your fund directly to his mother’s account:
Name: Christy Joseph-Chukwuemeka O.
Bank Name: First Bank Savings Account
The doctors’ reports have been provided accordingly.
Thank you so much, God bless you.