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How 8-Year Old Girl Suffering From Kidney Infection Got The Help She Needed



2011 Former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, Sylvia Nduka shared how she helped an eight-year-old girl, Fikayo suffering from a kidney infection.

In an Instagram post, Sylvia explained that the girl had been going around with a swollen stomach as her mother couldn’t afford the expenses.

Fikayo was often ridiculed by her mates as well as going through the intense pain until she stepped in to help.

She said,

Surgery was successful, glory be to God.

I met this little Angel, named Fikayo. She’s 8 years old and her mother is a nanny who receives a salary of N15,000.00 monthly. Fikayo has been living with a swollen stomach for the past 6 years and this sickness made her a laughing stock of her school as her classmates call her “The pregnant girl”.

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She has been in pain and has also suffered a loss of appetite medically referred to as anorexia. As fate would have it, a friend brought her to @seedfoundation and when I met her, I knew it was serious.

I looked at her and broke down in tears as her condition would get anyone very emotional. SEED Foundation took her to the hospital, the doctor examined her and then arranged some tests and investigations (abdominal X-ray, 3 different scans, etc).

After which, they discovered she had a kidney infection and suggested a Nephrectomy be carried out immediately. We took care of her hospital bills and prayed to God to heal her. This whole process took about three months. The surgery was successful.

We thank God for His Infinite Grace, Fikayo is going back to school as a normal child after staying at home for a year plus, and we are super happy to be a part of Fikayo’s story. #seed #foundation

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