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Turmoil, As Blind Pastor’s Son Down With Kidney Failure In Osun

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John Chidi Fidelis

There have been a profound predicament in the family of a serving Corp member in the state, John Chidi Fidelis, with call-up number: ‘NYSC /OSU/2019/000089’, as he was diagnosed with acute kidney disease in September 2018.

Fidelis, a 28-year son of a blind Pastor in the Redeem Christian Church of God, Province 1, Osogbo, the capital of Osun state, graduated from Osun State University, Osogbo , with Second Class honours in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning .

Speaking with newsmen at the NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel Friday, the father of the ailing Corp member, Mr Fidelis Obi became highly emotional while narrating his ordeal.

He said his son’s present condition exacerbated the level of ‘sorrow ‘ his blindness has caused the family since 2012.

According to him, the loss of sight forced him out of pulpit as a Pastor, and rendered him completely incapacitated in the past seven years.

“This is the darkest moment in our family, our problem was compounded with the recent condition of my son, as he was diagnosed with kidney failure.

“It was due to his condition that we sought for redeployment from his place of primary assignment in Oyo back to Osogbo.

“He has been on dialysis since then at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital. The hospital has recommended transparent to us, which will cost N10.5m; that is why we are appealing to spirited Nigerians to come to our aid and help my son.

“I am indeed helpless since I lost my sight to glaucoma , it has been a serious trauma for me and my family, we need serious help “, he averred.u

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