TEMITOPE AYOOLA MUST WALK AGAIN!!!
While driving in Lagos, in the morning of July 19, 2011, Temitope Ayoola had road traffic accident and suffered severe injuries, the car he was driving in skidded off the road and somersaulted several times into a deep ditch. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and then referred to another hospital. At the hospital, the surgeon requested for an MRI scan, which was done the following day and the scan revealed he had a fracture of the lower spine which made him unable to stand and walk, with other complications like difficulty in breathing and talking well. Within the first three days after the accident, Temitope and members of his family battled for his life and on July 22, 2011, a surgery was performed on him in order to quickly regain movement and use of his legs.
Three weeks after the surgery he started his rehabilitation in the same hospital but due to the fact that the hospital's Physiotherapy department lacks the types of equipment and expertise to handle his case, he was taken out of the facility for another which also didn't have what it takes to properly manage him. During this period, his treatment had gulped thousands of dollars and his family had exhausted all the funds they had and couldn't go on with his treatment.
For years he wasn't on rehabilitation due to lack of funds, Temitope suffered lots of setbacks, complications, and ailments that came as a result of lack of care. He had to do a skin graft surgery on his back due to sores that were eating up his skin as he lay down on a spot for too long. But in spite of these, he remained steadfast and strong with an incredible faith and amazing spirit with the support of wonderful immediate family and a few loyal friends.
After close to eight (8) years of being bedridden due to lack of fund for necessary medical attention, a month ago, a group of friends took him to a Physiotherapy Clinic in Lagos for an examination, after which a fresh MRI was recommended by the Physiotherapist to ascertain the strength of his muscle mass and nerves. The result of the MRI gave hope that if subjected to 6-month intensive physiotherapy rehabilitation, Temitope will walk again. Consequently, an estimated bill of $32,000 was given to his family for a 6-month professional rehabilitation as an in-patient which would also cover other expenses like accommodation, feeding, nursing, and medications.
As a kid, Temitope had always dreamt of becoming a sports journalist and this big dream he held on to till he became an adult. As of 2011, he was already working to become an international sports journalist, marketer, and agent before the unfortunate incident happened. He has refused to let go his dreams as he won't stop talking about it while on his sickbed. He vehemently believes he would be back on his feet again to achieve his dreams.
Temitope's road to recovery is urgent as he has a chance to take a shot at living life again and fulfilling his dreams. Achieving this requires adequate funding and supporting him with whatever you can give will help relieve this financial burden. Tope Ayoola will be eternally grateful for every penny donated to help him walk again. With your financial assistance, Temitope and his family can get well, strong and back on his feet as quickly as possible.
Thank you very much.
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