Friday, 25 March 2016

A Call For Help! Mother of Conjoined Twins calls for Help as Hospital in Enugu denies Parents’ Requests

Testimony Ayeni

Mr & Mrs Ayeni welcomed beautiful twin girls named Miracle and Testimony Ayeni,  4 months ago, sadly, their twins are conjoined. Since their birth, they have been hospitalized. Though they are in good health, the complexities of being conjoined have led to this.

The twins are at University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) in Enugu.

Due to publicity online, several hospitals in the United States of America are interested in the case. However, in order to move forward, detailed medical reports are needed including an MRI and CT Scan.
These have been done, however, the hospital in Enugu is REFUSING to release it. The mother of the twins, Mary Ayeni is crying out for help.

We have to commend actress Caroline Danjuma as her Hopeville Foundation has been covering the twins’ bills as well as raising awareness for this case.

See the message from Caroline shared via Instagram below;

    My little angels are 4 months old today … Unfortunately I have to speak up on behalf of this kids and the parents. The hospital they are in right now are bent on operating on them when they don’t have the equipments. Hospitals in Texas and Canada have asked for their MRI scan and CT scan to see if they can assist this children but the hospital in Enugu has refused to give it to them , when I personally called a certain prof obiayo she asked me what the hospital abroad needed it for. What a funny question. The hospital went as far as publishing in the newspaper that they would need 5m for the surgery without informing the parents . To them it’s all about the money . The mother has been crying for fear of loosing her daughters. The hospital has refused to communicate with the parents but are only concerned with making a name and money through this innocent babies. Giving out their personal bank Acc without the consent of the family . They said we should keep the kids in the hospital for 9 months before operation by my research those babies don’t need to stay for that long if they ain’t sharing any organs. This babies are handed over to student doctors and that scares me most. I have decided to voice out cause I have been the one consoling the parents since I got involved but right now I am extremely livid at the selfishness and non caring attitude of the doctors. The parents can speak for them selves . Hopeville foundation will continue to do its best . Unfortunately the hospital in Enugu is refusing to assist.

    This hospital has engaged in shady behaviour such as soliciting for funds for the babies without the permission of the parents! In addition, they are insisting on doing the surgery in-house despite lack of evidence that they have the competence to successfully separate the twins.


Pressure needs to be put on the hospital to release the medical results and cooperate with the family.

The wellbeing of the children and the parents’ wishes come first! The hospital has no right to withhold any information or insist on any actions especially as the parents are fully involved and stable.
The family does not need money now. We need to help fight for the rights of the Ayenis as well as Miracle and Testimony to ensure they receive the best medical care.

Credit: BN

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