Wife of Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Aderonke Awotinde, on Saturday led other police officers wives to Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki(AE-FUTHA), where they gave cash and gifts to indigent patients.
The women under the platform of Police Officers Wives Association (POWA), also visited Motherless Babies home, Old Peoples’ Home as well as Remand Home where they also donated cash and items worth millions of naira.
The items donated include cash, toiletries, soaps, detergents, food stuffs among other things.
Speaking during the visit, Mrs. Awotinde reiterated that they had to visit the beneficiaries to show them love especially, this yuletide period.
At FUTHA, she solicited for prayers from members of the public for the patients quick recovery, describing their conditions as pathetic.
“We came as individuals to show our brothers and sisters here love and celebrate Christmas and new year with them. We have been doing this to put smile on their faces”, she added.
Mrs. Awotunde also called on government and good spirited individuals to always visit the less privileged in the society to help in alleviating their sufferings.
On his part, the Public Relations Officer of AE-FUTHA, Uzodima Oji, commended the women for the gesture and enjoined other organizations to also do same.
A 14 year old boy simply identified as Offorbuike during the visit, pleaded with government and good spirited individuals to save his life by donating money for his immediate treatment.
He has been suffering protracted stomach cancer and is presently battling for his life at Children Ward (AE-FUTHA1).
Offorbuike as gathered, has been in the hospital since June this year without proper medication due to lack of money.
During the the visit, he was seen with swollen stomach and tiny legs and hands.
According to the patient’s mother who spoke in an emotion laden:“We have stayed very long in this hospital and there is no money to continue his treatment, money for Chemotherapy injection is too big and we have done all we could to continue the treatment but have no money now. If we are asked to pay money for medical test on Offorbuike, we can’t even afford it”.
She thanked POWA for the cash and items they donated to her sick son and prayed God to continue blessing them.