A cry for help: Fighting to stay alive is my daily struggle
My quest to stay healthy is a daily struggle. Tablets, injections, and dialysis have become part and parcel of my life for the past 8 years. I am called Ndum Mildred, I am 22 years old. I am hypertensive, anemic and to crown it all, I have kidney failure.
My ordeals started in 2012 when I was barely 14 years old. I developed high blood pressure, while I was still struggling to swallow that pill, the complications got worse, with further diagnoses proving that I had kidney failure.
My journey hasn’t been easy. I depend on dialysis two times a week to stay alive. This process comes with a cost as I have to spend at least 10 thousand FRS CFA each week for my treatment. Having lost my dad early in life, my peasant mother can't shoulder the financial burden. I depend on my salary and donations from well-wishers to cover the expenses. To all these people who have stood by me all these years, I wish to heartily thank you.
Presently, the dialysis no longer guarantees my survival since the fistula which was used on my hand for dialysis got damaged beyond repairs. This forced the doctors to take the last option which was to place a catheter in my chest. The catheter is very fragile and in case of any malfunction, I will die.
As it is said that every cloud has a silver lining, one of my cousins has volunteered to donate his kidney. After a series of tests run to ascertain our compatibility, I was referred to a hospital in India for my operation since such operations can’t be conducted in Cameroon.
For our flight (myself and the donor), operation, and 6 weeks' stay in India, I will need 14.300.000 FRS CFA that is about $ 24.000 to make this dream come true.
Updates on GoFundMe for Ndum Mildred
We use this opportunity to thank people, organizations, and NGOs of Goodwill who have so far contributed to Mildred's kidney transplant. We continue to appeal for persons of goodwill to spare a meal and save a life. Mildred's life depends on the little contributions that you give in.
Mildred's surgery is scheduled to take place any time soon, depending on the ability to afford this surgery. The surgery cost (14,300,000 FCFA) which, thanks to your kind gesture, a little more than half of this amount has been raised.
So far, your benevolent contributions have amounted to (7,550,535 FCFA). She still needs the sum of (6,749,465 FCFA) to enable her and her volunteer donor to travel and pay for the kidney transplant in India. Her family is very appreciative of what has been contributed so far, but they are unable to complete the remaining amount.
Mildred says she had lost all hope but the contributions done so far by people of goodwill have given her reasons to hope for the best. She is very grateful and does not want to lose the hope of regaining her health especially now that it is more feasible. The Indian Hospital is at the moment doing a cross-evaluation of the test results and the operation will be scheduled immediately they conclude on that.
We are using this medium to once more call on the public to save Mildred's life at this critical moment.
You can wire in. your contribution through the following means:
Any donation of any type will go a long way to keep me alive. I will be grateful if you spare your penny, lunch, comfort to help me stay alive.
My life depends on you
Make Your Donations Through the contacts below
Account Name: Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Board
Account Number: 3928527989
Bank Name: Wells Fargo Bank
Bank Address: P.O Box 5128, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5128, USA
Swift Code: WFBIUS6S
Routing Number: (RTN):
For direct deposit, and Automatic Payments, use Routing Number (RTN): 091400046
For Wire Transfer, use Routing Number (RTN): 121000248
BANK NAME: United Bank for Africa (UBA) Cameroon, SA
P. O. Box 689 Bamenda
ACCOUNT NAME: Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services
P. O. Box 1 Bamenda
North West Region Cameroon
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 04031 000084- 03
IBAN: 10033 – 05204 - 04031 000084 - 03
SWIFT/ABA CODE: UNAFCMCX
MTN Mobile Money: 651255868
Thank you for your kind donation
CBC Health Services
Tel: (+237) 651 255 868
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- Nimbom Miranda
- Joel Nformi
- Nkwenti Abdel
Organizer and beneficiary