Jeremiah Emmanuel is a Nigerian student of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. He is just 22, but looks an eighty year old.
His problem is that he is ravaged by diseases. Since he was aged 3, he was diagnosed with congenital heart disease and was placed on drugs.
Campaigners on his behalf said his condition was stable for some years, but the disease has resurfaced, with some viciousness.
Right now the heart disease has made his stomach, legs and private part swollen and he needs an Open Heart Surgery in India, to stay alive. Doctors diagnosed his health defect as Ventricular septal defect.
We can all be indifferent and allow Jeremiah to die, but we certainly will all bear the burden of guilt for not helping a fellow Nigerian when it matters most.
The funding goal for the surgery has been fixed at $30,000 (5million naira), according to Aminat Adebukola Wahab of Shawttynatt Online Media.