- A Nigerian man who lost his wife to cancer is presently battling with the same illness
- The father of five is afraid of what would happen to his children if he gets to lose the fight
A Nigerian man identified as Omena Ubiaro is devastated after losing his wife to cancer. Sadly, the father of five is also battling with the same illness and this has increased his concerns for the children.
The sick man had a tough time coming to terms with the death of his beloved wife who passed away after struggling with the disease. He is now concerned that his children, all boys, could lose their parents within a short period of time as they have already lost one.
Omena who is 38 years old has been a cancer patient for the past two years; he had gotten to stage four of bowel cancer when Makeda, his 38-year-old wife, was also diagnosed with the disease. The mother of five was operated on immediately. Sadly, the doctors’ efforts could not save her as she gave up the ghost on Saturday, July 29.
The couple had met at St Francis Xavier College in Clapham, South London. They got married in 2004 and moved to Birmingham in 2009. The couple renewed their wedding vows when Omena, the head of the family was diagnosed with stage four colorectal cancer.
Losing Makeda at the time she died was a tough one for the family. The severity of the ailment became real and this made the members of the family to be more afraid. The couple’s children are young boys within ages seven to nineteen.
Friends of the couple have shown immense support by launching a fundraising page to support the family. As a result of this, about £8,000 has been raised. Omena is presently being treated at a hospital in Wolverhampton.
The grieving man has lost weight as the disease has made him gaunt. He has different machines hooked up to his bed and is being cared for every minute of the day.
Omena acknowledged that the whole process has been difficult for him as well as the boys. He appreciated friends who stood by him now that he is down.
Watch the NAIJ.com TV video below to learn more about the family of six with four blind children: