BY ROSEMARY NWAEBUNI
Like every other parents whenever a child is born, Mrs. Stella Ezeigbo and her husband Mr. Raymond Ezeigbo were happy and excited on the pronouncement of the birth of their son Ifechukwu Ezeigbo. But as time progressed, they discovered to their dismay that the growth and development of their son Ifechukwu was not as progressive as it should be.
With this development, the family began to run around for medical checks to ascertain what the issue was with their beloved son was. After series of tests and diagnosis, Ifechukwu was discovered to have born with a life threatening condition which could best be described as two holes in his heart. With this problem, he cannot grow or develop like any normal child except the condition is corrected through surgical procedure.
Ifechukwu needs surgical treatment in either United State of America or India to enable him live again and grow like every normal child but his parents are poor and cannot afford the cost of the surgery. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ezeigbo who hail from Ubahumuonum Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area in Anambra are in dire need of help to save the life of their son.
With uncontrollable tears, they plead with Governor Peter Obiano; Senator representing Anambra South, Ifeanyi Ubah; member representing Ihiala Federal Constituency in the House of Representative, Rt Hon. Muoma Ifeanyi; House of Assembly member representing Ihiala 11, Hon Agbodike Pascal; Amazon of Anambra State House of Assembly, Barr. Beverly Ikpeazu; Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige; Minister of State Environment, Barr. Sharon Ikeazor, philanthropists; Non-Governmental Organisations; Faith Base Organisations; and well-meaning Nigerians to assist in giving back life to their son.
Ifechukwu’s parents can be contacted through the Human Right Activist who has taken it upon himself to coordinate support for his treatment, Barr. Anthony Orunkoya on 08033781347.