An Instagram user spotted this little boy and his mother on his way to work two days ago in Lagos state, begging for finacial aid and decided to post it online - to get more people to help finacially. Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw who was one of the people tagged in the post, saw it and took interest . . . now, she's calling for all the help in the world to save him!
On my way to work, I saw this boy being carried by his Mother and asking alms around the bridge descent to Muson centre, Onikan. I can't but imagine the magnitude of pain this child would be going through.
On speaking with the mother, she was advised to take him to the hospital rather than multiplying the sufferings of the boy by bundling him around traffic. She complained of lack of enough funds to take him to the hospital for treatment.
I gave her my widows mite and got her contact before releasing her to go.
I know the power of social media, how that total strangers have been assisted in the past and I am convinced that spirited individuals would rise to the occasion.
Please help rebroadcast and raise the necessary support until this boy gets the needed help from the appropriate authorities.
The Mothers name is Mary and her phone number is 08100541485. You may not need to reach me further as this is the only information I could muster before I left them. Please call her to speak to her.
(Her line is currently switched off due to low battery).
Let's help this suffering boy and give him a reason to smile again!!!!
@tokemakinwa @lindaikeji @k8henshaw @bizzleo1 @ngtrends @krakstv @georgesmedical @akinwunmiambodeKate with support from team and a few others, got him admitted at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where he's currently receiving treatment....
Huge thanks again to Titilayo and her boss for looking out for Mary and Michael and keeping them till we got there. We need to be careful..to do the right thing by her and her child. Mary was given a change of clothes by the home and so I held Michael for a bit. Tears filled my eyes... She promised me not to run away again. They are on their way to the CMD of LUTH for a proper diagnosis. Cc @akinwunmiambode
Mary and Michael are with me at the Lekki Motherless Babies home. A huge thank you to Yaw of Cool FM, Titilayo, her colleagues and boss,Mrs Aderonke Oguntoyinbo. @temeetee and @lifestakefoundation are on their way to pick her up to LUTH. Understandably Mary is suspicious of everyone. Some people have approached her in the past, taken pictures of her son and used it for their financial gains! That is so evil and I pray God rewards them in their own coin!! That is the update as of today. I will be keeping in touch with her progress. Cc @akinwunmiambode
Meanwhile, Mercy Aigbe-Gentry thinks Kate is a rare gem following this pure act of generosity. She shared the pic below with the caption, "My WCE is dis ageless beauty @k8henshaw, beautiful inside out!.....A woman with a heart of Gold!...May God continue to bless u IJN.... U are a great inspiration and I love u endlessly"@lifestakefoundation @temeetee with me at Motherless Babies home. I have told @lifestakefoundation to make sure that they are given a bed at LUTH tonight so that a full diagnosis can be done and tomorrow we take it from there. I have told Aramide of @lifestakefoundation that I will hold her responsible for them.. God help us do right by her and the child. Cc @akinwunmiambode