Julius Agwu has made a fantastic gesture towards his friend Alariwo,by offering to give him $35k towards his medical treatment.That is a lot of money,i hope he can meet up with his promise.
It just shows why people should not be in a hurry to jump to conclusions.A ittle while ago,the story of Alariwo's medical condition came out.It was said he would be needing some fundings which he was trying to raise to travel abroad for treatment.I was on a social media forum and saw all sorts of comments from people.But the ones that stood out mostly for me were the ones saying don't this entertainers ever save money?And another saying she saw Alariwo a few days ago and he was driving a jalo.Now reading this story below will show you that things are not always what they seem like.
Did these people know Alariwo had been spending huge sums of money daily to treat his wife who was also ill? Did they know he had to sell his car due to this situation?And that was probably the reason why he had to buy a little jalopy car to get around.But it is sad that people always wanna judge you by how much you have,what car you drive,where you live and so on.Is it any wonder why our entertainers try to portray a lifestyle they cannot afford? We are the ones who push them to this.
Alariwo of Africa has confirmed he was diagnosed with a disease known as Varicocele(an enlargement of veins inside the scrotum).In an interview with Punch, the musician said that while it was true that he had an issue with his health, it was not as critical as the reports..Alariwo said:
“People have been speculating about my health lately. Some reports even said I was bedridden. This is not true. I was not bedridden and I have never been. But it is true that I am about to undergo surgery.I am still trying to find the right place to have it done. I have to choose either India, Germany, Israel, England or America. I have been taking some drugs to slow down the pain in my scrotum until I am ready to undergo surgery. All I just need is enough funds to travel abroad and treat it.
I have been going through a lot, these past weeks. My wife has been in the hospital for over one month. She has been down with acute pulmonary embolism. It has been very tough, but God has taken control. The doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital said only a few people could survive the ailment. I am happy that she is one of them.
But her treatment has cost me quite a lot of money. I spent an average of N54,000 everyday for about 19 days. Apart from this, I was buying a drug called Clexin at N37,000 for her every week.She received a total of about 96 injections altogether on her shoulder during the period that she was undergoing treatment. And all that while, I didn’t leave her bedside. I was with her in the hospital.”
Before his wife’s case came up, the singer added, he had planned to raise funds and travel abroad for his own treatment. But, faced with a bigger challenge, he had to sell his car in order to pay her medical bills.He went on:
“Before now, I didn’t want to talk about my health or my wife’s illness or the challenges I have faced these past weeks. I had decided not to make my problems known to the public for some reasons. I guess the details were leaked through one or two friends of mine that I whispered to and they were blown out of proportion online. I never made a public appeal for funds nor called a press conference for that purpose.
But it is when you find yourself in a situation like this that you know those that are your true friends. A lot of people were kind enough to provide support during the crisis. I am talking about people like Ayo Animashaun, Otunba Sesan Rufai and many others.”
The singer was full of praises for popular stand-up comedian, Julius Agwu, who phoned a few days ago to surprise him with a donation of $35,000.
“Julius is the only entertainer that has volunteered to donate the sum of $35,000 to my cause. I was shocked when he called to say he would give me the money. Now what I should be looking for is the balance. I want to thank him for this wonderful gesture.”
Other friends and colleagues of the Crossover king, such as Agatha Amata and Dayo Adeneye, have also expressed their desire to support his quest for additional funding.Alariwo still needs to raise some funds for his planned medical trip abroad. He needs about $130,000 for his own treatment and for what is left of his wife’s bills. Meanwhile, his wife is said to be getting better and responding to treatment.
I have always liked Alariwo,i met him once and he was very nice to me.He probably would not remember this,but someday i shall remind him.I wish him and his family good health and prosperity.