A 300 level social works student of the university of Jos, Kim Isaac, age 34, who defer admission due to ill-health requires $32,000, equivalence of 16 million naira to carry out surgery on his spinal cord, (Paraplegia paralyses) in India, has solicited for financial support from the public.
Plateau state government seems to have ignore his plight for the past four years, Kim said.
The spinal tumor has stop Kim from walking with his legs, and cannot move his entire lower limbs.
Mr. Kim told Journalists that have been on wheel chair for the past eight years, referred from Ahmadu Bello University Teaching hospital Zaria, to the Jos University teaching hospital, JUTH, yet his condition has not improve for better, because his lower limbs are not functioning.
Speaking with Journalists in Jos on Thursday, at his resident, Kim solicited for financial assistant from the public to enable him embark on the medical trip to Indian, where he has been referred to, and assured that he will regain his fits.
Kim, who hail from Barkinladi local government area of Plateau state, said had in the past four years been begging the Plateau state government for financial assistance, but to no avail.
“I have written severally to the Plateau state government since during the second tenure of Dr Jonah Jang, regime, but no positive response was given.”
“I and some of my friends and relations have continue in the quest for financial assistance on my ailment, when governor Simon Lalong, came on board we wrote again, but no response yet; though we are still waiting to hear from the government, I believe the governor will listen, because those who are helping us push for the letter has assured that our letter has reach the governor’s desk.”
Already, friends of Kim, has form a group tag “team Kim Walk again” and have embark on public canvas for funds to enable Kim commence treatment in India.
Team leader of the group, Awal Gowal and a member ,Daboro Kangyang, in separate interviews said are confidence that Kim will regain his fits again once treated “the medical doctor in charge of the surgery has assured us that Kim will walk again, once the surgery is done.”
“We believe if three thousand two hundred people each can donate $10 each, we can collectively help Kim to be feet again and pursue his dreams.”
Mr. Gowal revealed that the group recently received financial support of an undisclosed sum from the minister of youth and sport Solomon Dalung, but was not enough to carry out the surgery; still need more funds.
According the group, Kim still need more than half of the total sum of 16 million naira.
It was learnt that his parents has exhorted their life saving on the treatment of Kim for the past eight years of his health challenge.
Kim told Journalists that, before the incident which led to his paralysis, he was a footballer, and a lover of sport in general.