Our primary focus at United for Kids Foundation is education; this is where we spend over 80% of our resources. With the Libraries, Read to Me, Summer camp with field trips and of course our annual Back to School program, we continue trying to heal the world one child at a time. However, our secondary focus –health and social welfare is becoming difficult to ignore and very expensive to manage. The disturbing increase in medical challenges faced by children from low income families in Nigeria is rather overwhelming. Please read some of the cases we are working on, and please continue to support United for Kids Foundation with your time and monetary donations. To donate towards any of the cases and/or United for Kids Foundation’s programs, please visit http://unitedforkidsfoundation.org/sponsor-us/ for all online donations and bank account details. For more information, kindly email us at info@unitedforkidsfoundation.org.

You can also keep in touch and read updates about these and other stories on our official Facebook and Twitter pages.

Victor Sunday

Victor

#VS is a 7-year-old boy. Instead of busying himself with playing and learning, he struggles to keep himself alive. V.S. has Astrocytoma, a brain tumor that requires radiation for removal. The expenses in bringing V.S. back to good health has proven to be a strain on the family’s already limited resources. So far, UKF has been able to assist V.S. and his family in getting medicines for his treatment, but we too can only do so much on our own. It will take a concentrated effort from us—as a community—to help V.S. and other children like him live the life that a child should have.

If you would like to be a part of #TeamVS, please visit  http://unitedforkidsfoundation.org/sponsor-us/ for online donations and our bank account details. Thank You!

Akpan Favour

Akpan

At just 9-months-old, Baby A.F. has to face the hard realities of life. Not only does he have to deal with the very much preventable condition of malnutrition, he also has to endure Sepsis. Testing and treatment for his illness has been estimated to be N26,400. It’s way past time for Baby A.F. to stop hurting and start living. This doesn’t have to be end for him. Together, we can show him that this just a rough start to an even greater, prosperous future.

If you would like to be a part of #TeamBabyAF, please visit  http://unitedforkidsfoundation.org/sponsor-us/ for online donations and our bank account details. Thank You!

Chineye Okafor

Chineye

Little C.O. is an 8-year-old girl. For 6 years—practically all of her life—she had to carry around the burden of a umbilical hernia. With the support from her family she seeks to live a better life. However with each step towards her recovery, she had to encounter many hurdles, oftentimes greater than the one before. Her surgery was delayed because of her family’s financial position. Now, with the LASUTH strike and a 5 year wait time to surgery, United for Kids Foundation gone through a private route. We have taken Chineye to an expert pediatric surgeon who estimates cost of treatment to be N600,000 (Naira). Enough pain and hurt for #CO. It’s time for this little girl to live her life.

If you would like to be a part of #TeamCO, please visit  http://unitedforkidsfoundation.org/sponsor-us/ for online donations and our bank account details. Thank You!

Francis Godwin

Francis

Unfortunately, #FG ranks in our long list of heartbreaking stories. He is an 11-year-old boy with a Lymph malfunction. This caused him to have large growth on his neck. It will cost N30,000 for him to have corrective surgery. The endless struggles that he and his family has to endure–which includes the passing of his father and subsequent eviction–make it nearly impossible for them to help F.G. His single-mother of 4 tries her best, but she cannot do it all alone. So far we have come together to begin the process of healing for F.G., but so much more is still left to be done.

If you would like to be a part of #TeamBabyAF, please visit  http://unitedforkidsfoundation.org/sponsor-us/ for online donations and our bank account details. Thank You!

Endurance & her 3 Siblings

Endurance

E is a Primary 6 student. She and her 3 siblings live hard life—heartbreaking to be exact. Her inability to participate in a simple N100 ($0.61) art project, and her little brother’s (C.A.) lack of shoes ignited the curiosity of several people. After a short investigation, UKF discovered that she comes from a fractured home. After the passing of their father, E and her siblings had to live with their aging grandmother while their mother provides the little that she can for them from her native village. For them, they live a life were meals are scarce, quality shoes are luxury, and simple arts & crafts activity is just a dream….

We’ve already done so much to help E and her family, but so much more should be done. We have to help them actualize a dream so many of us have already realized. If you would like to be a part of their success story, please visit  http://unitedforkidsfoundation.org/sponsor-us/ for online donations and our bank account details. Thank You!

Thank you and God bless.

At just 9-months-old, Baby A.F. has to face the hard realities of life. Not only does he have to deal with the very much preventable condition of malnutrition, he also has to endure Sepsis. Testing and treatment for his illness has been estimated to be N26,400. It’s way past time for Baby A.F. to stop hurting and start living. This doesn’t have to be end for him. Together, we can show him that this just a rough start to an even greater, prosperous future.

If you would like to be a part of #TeamBabyAF, please visit  http://unitedforkidsfoundation.org/sponsor-us/ for online donations and our bank account details. Thank You!