Ex Super Falcons’ goalkeeper Bidemi Aluko battling breast cancer; seeks financial assistance
The keeper was diagnosed while she was still with River Angels in the Nigerian’s Women’s Premier League. She stated that the ailment forced her to quit football and undergo surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. She also stated that she will be needing the help of Nigerians to raise 5 million Naira for her surgery.
In her words:
“It was in 2017 that I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The incident made me stop playing. I was still at Rivers Angels when this happened. Since then, I have been doing all the necessary things the doctor asked me to do. I came out of it but I don’t know what happened again. Recently, I was feeling so bad and unhealthy, I was feeling severe pains all over my body. I went to my doctor to complain and he asked me to go for a test. The result came out 90% of tumour cells, which means the type of breast cancer I have is aggressive and needs urgent attention. Since then, I started undergoing target therapy.
The doctor told me I need drugs and each costs about N470,000 per dose and I am expected to take 10. I already did the operation in 2017 but I don’t have that amount of money for the drugs now. So far, Falcons have helped, they have contributed something for me and I appreciate that but the money isn’t complete yet. I am soliciting for Nigerians to help me, save my life so that I will be able to foot my medical bills.
To survive this difficult period, I will need at least N5 million for the whole drugs as I will be taking them every two weeks. I do not wish to come publicly to solicit for funds, but I have no other choice, I really need help.”