Two days ago OAP Freeze got a disheartening letter from Aramide of lifestake foundation but decided against publishing it, as it was a very sensitive matter, since a human life was involved. But with the story taking a new dimension today, he decided to share her story.
Dear Daddy Freeze,
Post written on 26th of July the day 32million was raised for Mayowa’s cancer treatment.
I run a foundation that is 100% not for profit,so when Mayowa’s post went up people tagged me,I ignored until some people opened a group and dragged me in,I was still reluctant,but I obliged them,so I called ,got her addy and was in her home.
Now when I got to her house I was pissed at why is she home and not in the hospital,then the family said they wanted her to go abroad because they where no longer comfortable with Nigerian hospitals,now I thought so is staying home a better option?Now Mayowa is sickle cell,and a stage 4 cancer,what are her chances of living?
I called the CMD LUTH to organize a bed space in the private unit as they were on strike ,the next day I drove to hers and took her to LUTH.
Now at LUTH the first thing that was brought to my attention when I told them that her stay at LUTH was temporary till she travelled abroad ,the doctor said and I quote “No airline would carry her”
And then all the questions came in ,If no airline would carry her what is the funds raised for?is the $100k not for the trip to Atlanta?
Does she have a visa yet?
Has the hospital sent an invitation yet?
What airline would carry her?
Stage 4 malignant ,chances of survival?
I went through the letter from the hospital it says $100k initial deposit,$3k-30k and 10-50treatments.so if really she planned to travel she needs way over 30million…
I would not lie Mayowa was extremely sweet and I felt sorry for her,she would call me to say thank you,and say “Aramide please don’t forget me here”
I have worked with Kate Henshaw credibility is her watch word and would follow every detail of it,i can guarantee that Kate won’t have posted pics had she gone to the hospital .
So why exactly was money raised from the public?
Now since Mayowa isn’t here,if the funds where for health,can the family use the money for another patient since the money technically belongs to the public?Did they know it would eventually lead to this and use her case as a reason to get money off the public?
Also speaking with YNaija, Aramide Kasumu, said “It started from her ovaries and moved to her liver, which gave her liver metastasis. Basically, it is not curable, and if it is curable, it is the just Grace of God. When I got the story, I took it up, and I called the CMD to get her to LUTH. Before she got to LUTH, they were already waiting for her. When I brought her to LUTH, the first thing the doctor said to me is that no airline will carry her, because she is too frail to travel. Before I brought her to LUTH, she was at home. It was almost as if they (the family) already knew what the case was. You know how the doctors will tell you that the cancer is already in the last stage, let her stay home”.
Lifestake Foundation is a non-profit organization created to assist Nigerians who are in dire need of financial aid for medical purposes explained that
She continues: “They said they had already called the hospital in America, they needed $100,000. They mailed it to me, I looked at it. It now dawned on me that the hospital in America said treatment is going to cost $3,000 – $30,000 per treatment, and she needed 10-50 treatments. Technically, what she needed was N150 million, but that wasn’t what they raised. All they just picked was the $100,000.
“The hospital also said to them that she needs $1,780 for an invitation. There was no invitation, no visa, nothing! So they already knew what they were doing from the onset.”
Aramide Kasumu is a graduate of Guidance and Counseling from Olabisi Onabanjo University, a business woman, and a philanthropist. She is the Founder of Lifestake Foundation; a non-profit organization that is created with the aim of assisting Nigerians who are in dire need of financial assistance for medical purposes, through crowd funding.