An Abuja-based 37-year-old Daniel Emori from Adadama community in Abi local government area of Cross River state, has called on kind-hearted Nigerians to come to his aid over his health predicament.
Daniel has been bedridden for 16 years now after an automobile accident he had in 2003 while working as a delivery van driver for a pharmaceutical company in Onitsha, Anambra state.
He told LEADERSHIP that he now resides in Bwari area of Abuja having been abandoned to his fate without proper medical care since then.
“It was after my S.S.C.E (WAEC) in the year 2000, I traveled to Onitsha in search of greener pastures. I started working in a plastic manufacturing company as a machine operator. After two years in the company, I went to a driving school for six months.
“After I finished from the driving school, I started working as a driver before a pharmaceutical company employed me as one of the company delivery van drivers,” Daniel explained.
For donations toward Daniel’s surgery – Account Name: Emori Daniel, Bank: UBA, Account Number: 2072008766, and for further enquires, Daniel can be contacted via phone number: 07031655209.
According to him, the fateful day was October 10, 2003, and while on his routine duty of supplying the company’s products to customers, he had an encounter with a stray cow, which resulted into an accident.
“Almost immediately, I sustained a spinal cord injury on the spot which has paralysed me till date.
“16 years after all, effort to reach both my local and state governments of origin to get financial assistance for the required surgery and treatment has not yielded any fruitful result. That is why I am using this opportunity once again to appeal to fellow Nigerians and the general public to come to my aid.
“Infections and pressure bedsores have eaten deeply into my body due to lack of medical care as a result of not being financially buoyant to take care of myself. I am gradually dying,” Daniel added.