Published:18 Mar, 2012


#Save Oke (His Story)

I watched in January as Nigerian youths took to the streets to demand better governance. I wanted to be out there, chanting, demanding a better life too. I can’t.

My name is Ighiwoto Okeoghene John. I attended Federal Government College, Warri. Gained admission into Obafemi Awolowo University. Like many young people but unlike most, I could not finish. I was diagnosed with Diabetes 1 and 2. My health started failing. My legs failed me. I had this wound that ate my toes, that refused to heal.

Just like many of you, in January 2012, I was angry with the country that didn’t have the best health care services, a country where I had to pay so much for my injections of insulin which I took daily. I was angry I could hardly keep to the diet my doctor gave me because it was expensive. I was angry yet I could not go out to march. I could not even walk. For six years now, my legs have failed me, they cannot move me; I cannot move them. My health is failing me but I keep up all hope that I will be fine.

There are some things you do not choose in life; the family you are born into; the country you are born into; your genes; the sicknesses passed through those genes. I cannot change these. You cannot change this but, there is something you can change. Something you can save; my legs; my life.

I need 5million naira for an operation in India. I need you to get me out of this couch. Truth is the couch is getting tired of me too. The wood from the edge that I use as pillow now pains me in the head, from wear and tear. Truth is my body is getting tired, getting weak. I need to get my life back. I need your help.

Account Name: Ighiwoto Okeoghene John

Account Number: 0012913007

Bank Name: GTBank

Call: 08063255842 for any questions. Please save a brother’s life. Kindly rebroadcast.


  1. Ken Emelobe says:

    I am a Medical Tourism Consultant. We have ties with a good number of Indian hospitals. If I can get the medical report through my email, I assure u I will get a much less quote than u ve and will also influence commencement of treatment before payment, if it is urgent. Tnx.

  2. Japh says:

    Thank you Ken. Can you please call the number in the piece? Thank you very much

  3. Dada-Stephen Oluwaseun says:

    I want to assure you that by the Grace of God Almighty, you will not only March with us for Victory but will join us all in the interesting rat race! I will not only donate, I’d encourage people to follow suit and I’ll make myself readily available to do anything to save your life!

  4. Hello Oke, by God's special grace u wil leave dat bed nd join in dfending ur country. God wil raise well meaning Nigerians wit means, He wil not leave u dsolate cos u r His beautifl cr8ur. Just blieve nd hang in dere. U r luvd. says:


  5. Obiora Allwell says:

    My broda they is nothing impossible 4 God to do, if you can find som1 dat can take you to Lords Chosen Charismatic @ ijesha, I promise you your life will not remain the same.

  6. Marykay Sylvester says:

    God is able to do even when all hope is gone, you will match with your legs again in Jesus name Amen. Know that with God all things are possible.

  7. fallylath says:

    Thy God of all situation the creator of d whole universe ll heal u total,d balm of gilead ll heal u;he ll send quick help to u,dat ll truly asist u and get out of that sick brother I never believe it ll get to dis,but u ll regain all u hv lost by d grace of God!

  8. anthony says:

    Wow! Most of us don’t know how blessed we are till we hear of some one going through something like this. It is well! God has heard you and he will save you. God bless u. You will live to tel the goodness of the lord in d land of d living! Amen

  9. Labake, 24rd says:

    Oke, am very sorry av not asked after u since, I didn’t know it had become dis bad. Oh my God u were my homeboy/schoolson in OAU n I tot u had stepped up but am really shocked by this. Must see u soon, God’s health……

  10. femi okedara says:

    My office is in front of ur house. I see u sitting outside quite often but I never knew d situation was dis BAD. I promise to help with ur campaign to raise money for ur treatment. I will actively campaign for u. Keep ur head up brov!

  11. tope fujah says:

    what can i say? it is well IJN.WILL DO MY BIT

  12. ROMAN 2 says:

    KEN,pls help us do something to save a young man thatz got a promising future the stress of spending 6years+ on bed.

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