Adetola Olajide Ariori is an artist from Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, Nigeria. He was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease two years ago and has been living in excruciating pain ever since. He is currently in end-stage renal disease, receiving hemodialysis two to three times a week since 2019. His friends, family, and loved ones are now asking for help to afford a kidney transplant.
The surgery costs N15,101,000, a price that is much too high for Ariori to afford on his own. His doctor has labeled the transplant as urgent, and with it, Ariori can finally begin to live the life he had before his diagnosis, focus on his passions, spend time with his family, and fulfill his life’s purpose. His family is asking for donations to fund his surgery, as they know that there are compassionate and generous people in the world. To donate, visit this site. To learn more about Ariori’s story, click here.
About Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic kidney disease occurs when there is lasting damage to the kidneys that progresses with time. The kidneys are unable to function properly, meaning that they cannot filter waste out of the blood. This leads to an accumulation of waste, which in turn results in symptoms and complications. Affected individuals may experience fatigue, weakness, jaundice, an enlarged spleen and/or liver, high blood pressure, stunted growth, persistent itching, shortness of breath, swelling, muscle cramps, nausea, changes in urination, and sleep issues, among others.
There are a number of causes for CKD, such as type 1 or 2 diabetes, polycystic kidney disease, recurrent kidney infections, high blood pressure, interstitial nephritis, prolonged obstruction of the urinary tract, glomerulonephritis, and vesicoureteral reflex. In terms of treatment, doctors aim to slow disease progression, treat symptoms, and reduce complications. They may prescribe diuretics, cholesterol medications, anemia medications, high blood pressure medications, and vitamins. In severe cases, dialysis and a kidney transplant may be necessary.