Davido donates N1m, as Alibaba,Ruggedman, others take up ‘Save Debbie’ campaign

BY OPEOLUWANI OGUNJIMI

…My story – Debbie
As a result of Debbie’s breast cancer story that went ‘crazy’ on-line last week, Nigerian artistes have taken it upon themselves to raise funds in support of the cancer patient.

Davido fired the first salvo on Monday when he said to have donated N1million to the cancer patient.

Ruggedman and others with Debbie

Although he hasn’t publicly confirmed his donation, however he posted the following on his Twitter page this morning.

The campaign to ‘Save Debbie’ is being heralded by no one but popular rap act, Ruggedman.

Debbie is a medical technician suffering from 4th grade Invasive Ductal Carcinoma otherwise known as cancer of the breast.

As you read this, one of her breasts is already condemned and the cancer has moved into her second breast, including her neck.

Debbie desperately needs N6 million for surgery. Her family and friends say without the operation, she has barely one month more to live.

Championing her course on Twitter, Ruggedman has kept tweeting about Debbie, as he solicits for help from well meaning Nigerians.

“No distraction pls: Its all abt #SaveDebbie,lets not lose a sister to cancer .”

Popular comedian, Ali Baba then took it on, as he also tweets to save Debbie.

“RT @RuggedyBaba: We need 6,000 people 2pay a minimum of N1,000 into Access Bank Account  number 0000216933 Idiagbonya Osasere to #SaveDebbie”

Ice Prince isn’t left in the fight to snatch Debbie from the cold hands of death, as he joins in the fight with tweets from his stable.

“We are blessed by GOD to bless others. Pls help Save Debbie

My story – Debbie
Idiagbonya Osarere Debbie whose plight has brought out the philanthropic best of Nigerian artistes  spoke to our reporter  on how she noticed the deadly cancer disease and steps she had taken to fight for her life.

‘I discovered a mass in my left breast on May 25, 2011 and I went for screening @ National cancer prevention institute ishaja road, from the screening centre I was advised to go for sonography which I did on May 26, 2011 at Ojuelegba scanning centre where I was asked to go for Fine Needle Aspiration for Cytology @ Mecure healthcare limited Oshodi…

So my Fine Needle Aspiration for Cytology said my breast mass n lymph nodes are negative for malignant cells. I had my first surgery on the 13th of June 2011 and my second surgery on the 16th of November 2011. Then I took my lump for Histopathology investigation on November 24 and the investigation reported I have Invasive Ductal Carcinomal on  December  5,2011.

To donate to Debbie – here are account details- Bank: Access bank . Account no: 0000216933. Account name: Idiagbonya Osarere

If you need to reach anyone for more details about Debbie’s condition, then call these numbers – 08096682757 or 08030968033.

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