Baby boy with holes in heart whose plight moved Nigerians to donate over N70m for his surgery dies
Death is inevitable but the knowledge of it does nothing to prepare an individual for the eventual passing of a loved one.
It was a time of tears and sorrow in the family of one young man who gained the attention of Nigerians after he was spotted in front of the government house in Rivers state, where he was pleading for the government’s intervention in his son’s ill health.
The man had reportedly written a letter to the Rivers state government asking for financial assistance without getting any positive reply.
The father who was desperate to save his son decided to take action by going to the government house himself but he was reportedly dragged out by security men.
The man’s son, Beniah, had reportedly been born with holes in his heart and doctors had predicted that he had about 60 days to live.
Nigerians were so touched by his pain that several of them donated their widow’s mite to enable him undergo surgery in a reputable foreign hospital.
The donations gotten were well over N70 million and many people were glad that he would get the much needed help.
However, according to an exclusive report gathered by Instablog9ja it was reported that little Beniah has passed on. The sick tot reportedly died before he could make it to Dubai for his surgery.
He was reportedly rushed to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) where he was confirmed dead. Beniah is said to have died in the morning of February 15, 2019.