300 LEVEL STUDENT MIGHT NOT GRADUATE AS HE BATTLE WITH RARE BONE DISEASE



Mr. Ejiro Diachevbe was a 300 Level student of Economics and Statistics at the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Benin City, Edo State was diagnosed with a rare bone ailment, few months ago.

Dr A.O. Ogbemudia, consultant at the Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, University of Benin Teaching Hospital disclosed that the he suffers from a condition known as avascular necrosis.
Explaining his situation, the young, promising undergraduate who is now mostly confined to a wheelchair recalled that his travail started when he felt “a sharp pain in the hip” around 2014.
According to him, the 22-year-old student’s avascular necrosis require the sum of N4 million worth of corrective surgery for him to get back again.
“When I felt the pain in my hip, I went to the Health Services Department of the university (UNIBEN). I was treated and I went home. But the pain remained unabated and I had to return to the health service department days later.”


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