My name is Alex; I'm in my early 30's. For the past 19 years I've lost my good health. I have tried all manners of effort to get out of my health challenges but to no avail. I've been to hospitals for several tests but unfortunately they could not diagnose any tangible condition.
There is a constant pain in my cervical region (I mean at my back at the base of my neck), a strange object moving all over my body, constant headaches almost everyday, strange bodily discomfort that I can't explain. Sometimes the moving object will cause a swelling in any part of my body, sometimes cause a pain in my groin, and general body weakness.
Now I live daily on taking pain relief and different herbal formulations to ease the pains, but the moment the action of the drugs stop, the pains resume all over again. I've been living like that for years now. I met a friend last 2 years who told me that his sister has suffered similar thing that I'm suffering from.
And that they took her to several hospitals but could not ascertain the cause of her pains and the strange movements in her body. They took her to several churches and spiritual homes for prayer but to no avail. Fortunately for them, someone referred them to a hospital owned and operated by an Indian man in the Eastern part of Nigeria and the problem was solved.
The Indian doctor was able to diagnose her problem operated her and remove the strange thing that was moving all over her body, a tortoise-like object was removed from her body (this may sound strange to you if you are not an African). Unfortunately, there's wickedness in my own part of the world, the wicked people programmed an evil object into her body to move and cause discomfort in her body and probably kill her.
So, I asked my friend how much it cost his family to save his sister from the problem and he told me that the operation was over five hundred thousand Naira apart from other expenses in the hospital and the cost of running here and there. His sister operation was performed about 4 years ago.
Since he told me this since last year, even to raise money for transportation alone to go and find out if the doctor can solve my problem too and how much it will cost me became a problem.
I'm from a very poor background and a kind of family where everybody carries his/her cross. People used to make an adage that "As poor as church rat", for now I think church rat is even richer than my family.
I never knew anything like crowdfunding website existed before. I was on the verge of ending my life by myself because of pains and frustration.
While I was thinking about how my life is going to end, sitting lonely in front of my little room, the word "Crowdfunding" came to my mind, I don't think I've heard anything like that before. Then I asked myself, "What is the meaning of this word, and why did it create such a strong impression in my heart".
Lucky me, I had a little phone that can access internet to some extent, so I brought it out and typed crowdfunding into Google, and all the websites that came up were all about a platform where people help to raise money for the needy.
At first I find it hard to believe because of the kind of place I come from, a place where everybody has to carry his/her cross. I went through several of the websites that came up and it all seems to be true.
Having discovered the platform, it took me several months to apply because of shame. But I will not allow myself to die in problem because of shame, so I had to summon courage and apply.
Honestly I don't know how much it will cost me to solve my health problem since I've not been able to raise money to go and find out from the hospital. I'm very sure there are good-spirited people out there like you reading this now to help me out of this problem.
Any donation from you will be highly appreciated and your God will highly reward you for your act of kindness. You may not have to give at the moment but you can help by forwarding this message to your friends and family.
Don't get turned off by where I come from please. It seems the international community sees Nigerians as bad people, liars, corrupt and criminals. While that may be true to some extent, not all of us are like that. Honestly, if I have another better option, there's no way I will resort to begging. The only option I have left is to wait for death to come and claim me or probably end the life myself. Your $1 donation can help save a poor man's life, please.
Please help me out. I have suffered for the last 19 years, never know true happiness for years, my life is full of bitterness and pains. Please help me out.