Family of Mayowa Ahmed, the lady who is suffering from ovarian cancer and funds raised for her treatment abroad, has reacted to reports that they scammed Nigerians.
It was earlier alleged that Mayowa never needed any money for treatment abroad because doctors at LUTH, where she is receiving treatment, allegedly claimed no hospital in the would be able to treat her.
It was said that Mayowa, who is a sickle cell patient, has a cancer that has reached stage 4.
But the Ahmed family claimed they never used Mayowa’s ailment to dupe Nigeria, stressing that the lady is being awaited in Abu Dhabi by doctors to commence treatment.
It was claimed that about N70 million was raised for her treatment abroad.
“We have been called by friends, family and everyone who has our contacts that our raising fund for Mayowa is a scam. We were also informed that some persons had made statements concerning her state and her ability to pull through this ordeal.
“As a family we wish to make these affirmative statements:
“Mayowa is presently in LUTH receiving treatments that will prepare her for 7hr trip to Abu Dhabi. We have also engaged the services of the Flying Doctors to accompany her on the trip based on recommendation by the Doctors in LUTH.
“Mayowa is receiving treatment in LUTH to allow her be able to travel as advised by the Doctors in LUTH and she has been transfused to help improve her PCV.
“The funds are solely for Mayowa’s treatment and for no other reason.
“We await her Visa for travel documents to commence the journey as we are in touch with the doctors abroad and they are awaiting her arrival.
“We appreciate the contributions made by Nigerians on this journey. Mayowa will live to tell this story and you shall be one of the audiences by His grace.
“Please support us with prayers as you will surely be told the success story as we have not given up on Mayowa living her life and we will never give up until the work God has started is finished.
“Thank you once again and will provide updates on her treatment and procedures,” the family said.