By Patrick Obia
An Abuja-based 37-year-old Cross Riverian, Daniel Emori from Adadama community in Abi Local Government Area, has called on kind-hearted Nigerians for help, to aid over his health predicament.
Daniel has been bedridden for 16 years now after an automobile accident he had in 2003 while working as a delivery van driver for a pharmaceutical company in Onitsha, Anambra State.
He resides in Bwari area of Abuja haven been abandoned to his fate without proper medical care since then.
“It was after my S.S.C.E (WAEC) in the year 2000, I traveled to Onitsha in search of greener pastures. I started working in a plastic manufacturing company as a machine operator. After two years in the company, I went to a driving school for six months.
“After I finished from the driving school, I started working as a driver before a pharmaceutical company employed me as one of the company delivery van drivers,” Daniel explained.
According to him, the fateful day was October 10, 2003, and while on his routine duty of supplying the company’s products to customers, he had an encounter with a stray cow, which resulted into an accident.
“Almost immediately, I sustained a spinal cord injury on the spot which has paralysed me till date.
“16 years after all, effort to reach both my Local and State Governments of origin to get financial assistance for the required surgery and treatment has not yielded any fruitful result. That is why I am using this opportunity once again to appeal to fellow Nigerians and the general public to come to my aid.
“Infections and pressure bedsores have eaten deeply into my body due to lack of medical care as a result of not being financially buoyant to take care of myself. I am gradually dying,” Daniel added.
For financial donations toward Daniel’s surgery, send donation to account number 2072008766 (Emori Daniel, UBA).
For further enquires, Daniel can be contacted via his mobile phone number 07031655209.
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