Mr Olabisi Lateef Ogunlayi, a US-based Maryland resident, is a father of four, husband and brother and the breadwinner of the family. He holds degrees in Law, Medieval History, Political science amongst others.
On Tuesday August 26, 2014, while in his car; outside a local 7/11 convenient store in MD (4400 block of Asbury Avenue ), he unfortunately was in the middle of a vicious armed robbery gun attack that aimed at his head. A bullet severed his optic nerve, distorting his sight. "Police detectives said they found the driver, a man, inside suffering from a gunshot wound to the head" - WBalTV11 news...
He has since been under intensive care in different health facilities in Maryland and Ohio State and made progress with the recovery.
Mr. Ogunlayi suffered severe injuries in his head temple and also in his optics shot that pierced through his head. Despite a surgical reconstruction he underwent at John Hopkins Hospital Baltimore Maryland in 2014, his sight is yet to be recovered. He was advised to go for another Surgery at Retina Association of South Florida (Park Creek Surgery Center in Coconut creek, FL) to help recover his eye sight. The Retinal Endovascular Surgery (REVS) is Government-approved but not funded nor covered by existing insurance - as it will need about $40,000.00 to execute the surgery, recovery and aftercare. It is a clinical trial with recent success that is treated with stem cells using the New Technique.
This next phase is hoped to restore the sight as there have been some success stories on similar procedures - hence the referral. Men and women of prayer are being raised daily to also ask for divine intervention for the process as there is nothing 100% guaranteed but God. The surgery will take place as soon as the funds are available - hence the urgency of NOW!!
The family has painstakingly raised some funds for other logistics but will need OUR help to make this dream a reality.
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