A 40-year-old man, Micheal Nna, is currently in a quagmire. While he hopes for the better, he lamented that his life has temporarily been ruined by a health challenge, which has not only made living a bizarre and excruciating experience but also has robbed him of the ability of fathering a child. He added that he could not continue with his job as a shoe repairer, which had been his means of livelihood.
He is sad that no lady is interested in having any relationship with him as a result of swelling of his scrotum, which has prevented him from performing any conjugal role.
According to a histology report from National Hospital, Abuja, dated April 27, 2018, Nna suffers from scrotal sac swelling.
According to Dr. A.N. Ado Wanka and Dr. F. G. Olah, both resident doctors at the hospital and Dr. Paul G. Jibrin, a consultant histologist, the problem has lasted for seven years.
The report from the doctors stated that “Patient with seven years history of progressive increase of scrotal sac swelling. Surgery was done three years ago on the same side at peripheral hospital. Presently, swelling is massive, located in the middle. Histological sections show a fibro-osseous lesion composed predominantly of fibrous within which are fragments of mature bony tissue. The fibrous tissue is cellular in some areas and acellular and hyalinsed in other areas.”
A social worker with Lifeline Mission (a non-governmental organisation), Mrs. Blessing Godwin, said the patient had been operated in two different hospitals in Abia State without any recovery.She lamented that some people were rather taunting him.
She said the NGO had spent a lot of money to foot the medical bills of the patient, adding that as a result of financial constraint, the organisation therefore was pleading with the federal and state governments, as well as donor agencies, organisations and individuals to assist the patient to raise N2m for the operation, post operation management and rehabilitation.
“He is not married and he has no children. He is a cobbler. There is nobody to help him. People rather use harsh words on him and make him angry.”
Donations for Nna could be made via: Nna Odinaka B. UBA, 2082214074,
(Savings Account) Tel: 08127702087, 08103904216
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