WHY I STARTED A FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN FOR AUNTY BUNMI- BY DR NKEM
A friend made me realise that people may not understand why I’m passionate about raising funds to help Aunty Bunmi.
I am passionate about helping her (for starters. Others to come, but starting with her) because I can relate to her situation.
You see, a few years ago when I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, I’d been self employed (doing Locums) so when I had to be off work for several months, my income dropped to ZERO, and my savings dwindled… but my brother stepped up big time and helped me out financially until I got back to work.
Aunty B was diagnosed last year. Up to the time of her diagnosis, she ran a successful Consultancy business in Nigeria, having obtained her BA degree from the University of Westminster in London several years back. She’d built up decent savings as she lived within her means. She had investments and a nice little pot for her retirement.
Since the diagnosis in 2013, she has spent ALL her savings and investments on treatment. She has sold ALL her belongings to pay for treatment. Her siblings in Nigeria (who earn in Naira) have spent millions of Naira to pay (in pounds) for her treatment and now they’ve all run DRY.
Once she told me that this was the extent of her need (and she really wasn’t even going to tell me except I kept asking her how she was doing then she spilt everything: she had NOTHING and NO MORE source of help. And she needed £6000 to pay for 3 cycles of chemotherapy which she wanted to take home and have administered there, to save her from the cost of living in the UK…)
She was physically getting sicker simply from WORRY and FEAR, not knowing if she would ever get her treatment.
I knew that worry and fear would kill her faster than the disease in her body and she could not afford the luxury of entertaining those negative emotions in herself.
The Oncology nurse looking after her in the private hospital told me that last year Aunty Bunmi had had to go without any treatment due to lack of funds, so they had rallied round to find her the lowest cost for her medication, to help her out.
Folks when I heard how dire things were for her, I had to DO something.
I had to pay forward what my brother did for me.
I had to step up for this lady in need.
I could not let her remain in this condition.
Now, I didn’t have loose £6000 lying around so I decided to start a fund raising campaign to help Aunty Bunmi raise £6k.
So far (9 a.m in Texas) we have raised £3,402 and now have only £2608 left to raise.
PLEASE HELP ME HELP AUNTY.
Please go here and donate what you can.
We need just :
26 people to EACH donate £100
52 people to EACH donate £50
118 people to EACH donate £22
And we WILL hit target by end of today.
This smiling selfie, aunty Bunmi took when she heard that people were rallying round to raise funds for her treatment.
I’m just PAYING IT FORWARD because that’s what Life is about. This is just the beginning. Aunty Bunmi is just one of many such people from Africa, in such need. She’s just the first person I’m helping out this way. I can do more. I WILL do more, so help me God.
Thank you ever so much to the one who inspired me to give, by the giving he did to me when I was in need.
– God will embarrass you with what He gives you right here on Earth – your reward is not ‘in heaven’ – no baby it’s happening right here on planet Earth, you just watch and see.
– You will ALWAYS know abundance, for truly selfless givers NEVER lack, and just as surely as the Law of Gravity is a Natural Law, the Law of Sowing and Reaping, Giving and Receiving, aka Seedtime and Harvest, is an irrefutable Natural Law.
– Your giving has extended my life in more ways than you know, therefore you shall live a very long and fruitful life yourself right here on Earth.
– Love you much.
Thank you who have read thus far.
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LET’S END THIS TODAY, THE 8TH OF AUGUST, People!
LET’S MAKE THIS A PERFECT DAY!