7-year-old Kano Minor Needs N100,000 for Eye Surgery

A Kano-born minor is suffering from Retinoblastoma, an eye cancer common among children, and he would need about N100,000 for surgery, according to his family.

The boy, who hails from Karaye, Kano State is presently “admitted” at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano. 

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According to a Twitter post, the family had been able to raise N60,000 out of the required fund. However, those who are willing to help can make the deposit into this account domiciled with United Bank for Africa (UBA) — 2093697269/Hadiza Aliyu.

Attempts to reach the boy’s family were futile as the Twitter user who posted the video said they had no cell phone.

“A 7-year-old boy Zakari currently at AKTH is suffering from retinoblastoma and urgently needs funds for his treatment. His parents are without a phone. Came all the way from karaye. This video was taken by a friend of mine who works there,” the tweet read. 

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Retinoblastoma is an eye cancer that begins in the retina — the sensitive lining on the inside of your eye. Retinoblastoma most commonly affects young children, but can rarely occur in adults.

Retinoblastoma mostly affects infants and small children but symptoms aren’t common. However, symptoms may include a white colour in the centre circle of the eye (pupil) when light is shone in the eye, such as when someone takes a flash photograph of the child, eyes that appear to be looking in different directions, poor vision, eye redness and eye swelling.


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