The life of this bright lecturer could be cut short if Nigerians do not come to his aid with the needed funds to undergo a kidney transplant.
The victim, Barr. Paul Itua Okhaide, a Banking Law and Family Law lecturer has been suffering from stage 5 (ADPKD) kidney disease that has degenerated into End-Stage-Kidney disease and if he does not undergo the surgery as soon as possible, he could end up dead.
Grace Atsegwasi, a former student of the University of Nigeria, where Barr. Okhaide once lectured, sent the man's passionate appeal with the attached appeal from him:
"My name is Grace Atsegwasi and I'm writing you in respect of my lecturer while I was at the University. He taught me Family Law and also gave me a reference for my Master's programme.
He has always been a friend. Right now, he is suffering from Kidney failure and needs an urgent transplant.
I have been able to open a gofundme account for him but contributions are very slim at the moment.
Please, I want you to help us make this go viral so he can get the required funds and travel for his treatment as quickly as possible.
Please use your good office to assist us in the best possible way so he can live again.
Below is his write up:
'My name is Barr. Paul Itua Okhaide, a lecturer at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma where I lecture Banking Law and Family Law respectively.
This world is a beautiful place. However, the last four years has been very terrible for me. During this period, I have lived with stage 5 (ADPKD) kidney disease.
Presently, my condition has degenerated into an End-Stage-Kidney disease. In order to stay alive, I have to undergo several procedures and two dialysis sessions a week with attendant complications.
This condition has stretched me emotionally, mentally and financially, to the limit. However, I have resolved to live. For the past four years, I have single handedly carried the burden.
Now I need your help. I do not have time on my side anymore. My last option to stay alive and be functional again is to undergo a kidney transplant.
Right now I have every other requirement to make the transplant procedure successful except the money for the operation which I can not fund alone.
Please, this is the time you can translate your love and sympathy to me by transforming your affection into action on my behalf to enable me to undergo the transplant at the cost of N15 million which is an equivalent of £33,000 and $42,000 to have a second chance to live.
May God Almighty bless you as you help.
Kindly assist to spread the word
My account details are: Paul Okhaide Itua
Bank: UBA PLC
ACC NO: 1011052495
Please do contact me if you require any other further assistance. God bless you immensely."