The dream of becoming a pastor seems to be fading for young David Chibuzo who is suffering from Cerebral palsy.
Unless public spirited Nigerians and kind-hearted corporate bodies come to the aid of 17-year-old David Sopuruchi Chibuzo, a bleak future stares the young lad in the face.
Chibuzo who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, has not been able to enjoy the joys of childhood as he has not been able to perform simple everyday functions that kids his age enjoy.
Also, his dream of becoming a pastor, is slowly fading, but he refuses to give up the fight, as he is always with a Bible by his side.
Most of his young life, he has been down with the disease occasioned by a fall sustained during one of the numerous seizure attacks that has left him with a dislocated hip and shattered bones.
Apart from his inability to help himself with anything, David’s case is worsened by recurring convulsions, a symptom associated with ailment.
According to doctors, the disorder affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills and is usually caused by brain damage that occurs before or during a child’s birth, or during the first three to five years of life.
His distraught mother, Christy Chibuzo, recalled that David was born hale and hearty on August 7, 1998.
His father, Chibuzo Onuegbe, a pastor with the Assemblies of God Church,regrets being unable to sustain his son’s treatment on his meagre income, hence the need for the family crying out for assistance from Nigerians.
A team of medical experts at Vikian Specialist Hospital, India, has however examined David and have come up with the view that his case could be treated if the family can come up with the sum of N5 million for surgical procedures on the brain and hip.
The brain surgery will work to completely eradicate the seizure attacks, leaving it with greater chance of correcting all the imbalances caused by the attacks, while with the hip surgery, David might be able to walk again over time.
Charity tearfully remarked:
"This issue has drained our resources and also put us in debt, yet we cannot afford to keep watching him groan in pains.
He has been recommended for multiple surgeries abroad which is estimated at N5 million and my family cannot afford it.
We are therefore, passionately pleading with all whose heart God support us with the surgical operations."
Donations for David can be sent to Onuegbe Chibuzor N. 2018357079, First Bank of Nig. Plc. Further details are obtainable on 08033284171, 08035137845 and 08085853139.