Family of Mayowa Ahmed, the ovarian cancer patient who needed funds to help her undergo surgery and chemotherapy abroad has come out to debunk rumours that the campaign for help was a scam.
Yesterday, news broke out that doctors at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital had declared Mayowa beyond treatment and advised her family to take home to die.
A cousin of Mayowa, Habeeb recorded a video message yesterday on behalf of the family to respond to the allegations.
According to Habeeb, the first appeal for funds, was published by Mayowa herself before the family got to know of it. He revealed that they have no plans of touching the funds and they still have hope that she can be cured.
According to the family, plans are far advanced in transporting her to a hospital in Abu Dhabi instead of Emory due to her weak state. He also provided evidence of the letters to back their claim of speaking to doctors in both Emory and Abu Dhabi .
The family is ready to hand over all the funds allotted from both Mayowa’s initial appeal and her sister's subsequent appeal #GoFundME account and the others in her Access bank account to a trustee in order to put all the rumours and questions to rest.
Mayowa's sister who created the second GoFundMe appeal also spoke out against the rumors. She denied the allegations as well. She also says her sister (Mayowa) had been in tears since the allegations against her family broke out.