Help, my daughter is dying!

Help, my daughter is dying !

…………….Oluwasola  Kehinde needs 2.5million for heart surgery

This  13year-old JSS 3 student  Miss Oluwasola Kehinde needs 2.5million for heart surgery  ,  reports

For the parents  of Miss Oluwasola Kehinde who live at No 11, Asewa Street, Owo, Ondo State it has been hell for them due to the  the deteriorating  condition  of their 13-year-old  daughter  who has been suffering from heart failure.

According to the mother Jumoke Oluwasola , it all started in 2010,  when it  she was diagnosed  that she has been suffering from  heart failure She said : “I am working as a Cleaner at the Federal Medical Center(FMC) , Owo, while my husband is  riding Okada for commercial purpose. We have been   to  churches and prayer Mountains seeking divine intervention and solution  but no positive result. Her twin sister, Taiwo is hale and hearty .I don’t know how come this girl is facing such a terrible health challenge


Left is Kehinde [lean] and Taiwo

“When she fell ill  four years ago we took her to the Federal Medical Centre, Owo, but  they could not detect the nature of her illness  until when we got to the  University Teaching Hospital,UCH,Ibadan where   we were referred to. The doctor at  the UCH advised us to look for money to operate  her before it is too late. I need help from good-spirited Nigerians to save this girl’s life as she is getting worse everyday.  She cannot walk like her twin sister while her legs are swollen and she breaths heavily “.

Kehinde who attends St Louis Grammar School, Owo in Ondo state has not been attending classes regularly ‘Several   times I used to carry her on my back “, said her mother

Mother and her twins

A letter  dated 27November , 2013 was issued to her by Dr.A.O .Banjo from the Department of  Paediatrics, UCH, Ibadan.

Re:Oluwasola Kehinde ,12 Years, Female , Hospital  No.1266097

The above -named was admitted on 31st October,2013 with a history of recurrent leg swelling and easy fatigability of 3years duration .She presented 8weeks after referral  from your centre .

Echo findings revealed shortened posterior leaflet of the mitral  valve and  marked deficiency of coapting edge. Also shows severe mitral  and tricuspid regurgitation .

She was managed for congestive cardiac failure 2 to Rheumatic Heart Disease  and Acute Rheumatic Fever .She has been on Captopril  25mg  daily, spironolactone 25mg tds, Hydrochlorothiazide 25mg tds and Aspirin at 1.2g a.m, 900mg p.m,600mg nocte  and had a dose of I.M Benzathine  penicillin (1.2Mega units)on 02November 2013

Latest ESR done-24mm/hr(25/11/13)

The parents have been counseled  on the need for eventual mitral valve replacement and while child is being worked up we would appreciate the short time  follow- up in your centre on account of proximity

Thank you.

The letter was signed by Dr .O.O.Ogunkunle(Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist) 

For financial assistance you can send your donation to Mrs Jumoke Olusola

First Bank, Owo.Account number (3032370028)

Telephone number 07062735973 

I taught for 35 years



Speech delivered by the outgoing  Headmistress Mrs Morenike Olajide of Community primary school , Oyoyo, Igbe- Owo recently

    ” I shall pass through this world but once
       Any good therefore  that I can do

        Or any kindness that I can show to any human being,

       Let me do it now
       Let  me not defer  or neglect it,
       For I  shall not pass through this way again”
                  Stephen Grellet (1773- 1855)

Good morning my fellow teachers, pupils , Commissioners, the SUPEB chairman, Chiefs , Kabiyesi , the Olowo of Owo, Oba DVF Olateru Olagbegi III , the Oyoyo Community members , Pressmen , ladies and gentlemen .
This moment is that of sadness and joy which reminds me of an old Magazine in the 1970s that used to tell us stories of  sad and happy moments and endings .Yes , it is sad that I am leaving you behind as I would no longer be in your midst again but at the same time a day of joy for I have laboured and served the government for 35 years and therefore need to retire home to go and rest- this is what everybody prayed for and I  thank God that I lived up to that in good health.
Speaking about this occasion I like the quotes above . I have done my best,  impacted knowledge into pupils , who turned out later to be students in secondary schools and metamorphosed to be graduates from institutions of higher learning where they came out to be bigwigs in the society, politicians , professionals and what have you.
Yes, we teachers have taught kings, chiefs, heads of state , medical directors , engineers among others , and I want to tell you how. Ask me how?
These notable people in all various professions have passed through kindergarten and primary schools in their formative years and their teachers’ names will ever remain in their memories  .Take for instance our Monarch the Olowo of Owo in his Book ” In The Wilderness of Life” , Chapter 4, page 37 , paragraph 2 where he mentioned some of his teachers like Mr Aralepo ( Now Chief (Pa)Aralepo) at Government Primary School, Owo. While the Chief is proud to say he taught our King in school , our King too is proud to say the old man taught him too. What a story!
What of Chief Rotimi Ibidapo – ( Bassey) an Owo born multi – millionaire who few years ago went to St.Andrew’s primary school , and built some Classrooms for the school appreciating his first step into acquiring knowledge in life!
The late President of South Africa Nelson Mandela in his book “Long Walk To Freedom” , on pages 14-15 narrated how his school teacher , Miss Mdingane gave him his name  Nelson  which eventually  became his name he was and is known for. He wrote  On my first day in school my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us English name and said that from henceforth that was the name ….That day Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was Nelson.
For me , it a big honour to  retire and joined the senior citizens who have contributed immensely to education in Ondo state .
Before I retired , I have taught in various schools in 14 local government ; Utaja Primary School ( on the top of Idanre Hills), St Theresa , Alade Idanre, AUD primary School , Omuo, Community Primary school , Imorun,( Ondo / Ogun boundary ), St.Saviours Primary School, Odigbo; Emure Ile, St Pius ( Now Mega School , AUD Ago Alao,Ipele( Along Idoani Road) as an Assistant Teacher, AUD I, as an assistant .I have taught in over 25 primary schools until I got to Oyoyo Community primary school as the headmistress where I served and retired .My joy is that I am retiring in good health. I know many who retired with sadness after falsifying their ages by subtracting from it yet not satisfied while retiring.Many unfortunately fell on the way by one way or the other .
I thank my able teachers ,Mr Ibrahim, S.O, Mr. Gani Aliu, Mr Ali Nosiru for their cooperation .The PTA chairman is a fantastic man who all possessed exemplary character and with his Solomonic wisdom was able to lead us through within that short period l spent with them. Baale Nuru is full of wit, sense of humour , cool headed, and cannot hurt a fly.Infact he is a gift to humanity .

I will surely miss you all; your jokes , your charismatic nature, your laughter and the sense of belonging you showed me especially my teachers and townsmen .Life is a stage , according to Shakespeare , one acts his part and leave.I have acted your part , and if I had in anyway stepped on your toes, been rude and crossed you during my job please take it lightly, it is part of life and please forgive me I never meant to hurt anyone. 
No one is perfect , and no man is infallible for we are bound to make mistakes.
I am proud to remember the Latin word and say Veni, Vidi, Veci ( I came , I saw , I conquered )
I appeal to you all to please cooperate with the coming Headteacher for a tree does not make a forest.

Fare thee well.