Tuesday 5 September 2017

Five Nigerian Children Left Orphaned In UK After Both Parents Die From Bowel Cancer Just Weeks Apart

Image result for Omena Ubiaro, 38, was diagnosed first with Stage 4 bowel cancer

The Five Nigerian kids based in the UK who recently lost their mother to aggressive bowel cancer have equally lost their father to the same disease, just a day before his wife was going to be laid to rest.

Omena Ubiaro, 38, was diagnosed first with Stage 4 bowel cancer and had been battling the illness for two years when wife Makeda, also 38 was diagnosed with the same disease last August. Makeda underwent emergency surgery but could not be saved by doctors and died on July 29.

Recall that before his death, Omena spent his final months raising money for his five children and in an emotional video filmed from a hospice in Wolverhampton, he expressed his fears for the future of his kids if they become orphans

Announcing the devastating news on Omena's gofundme page which has almost reached £30,000, a family friend, Charles Busari wrote:

"It breaks my heart to report that sadly our dear brother Omena has lost his fight to cancer at the early hours of Monday 4th September 2017.

"I would like to offer a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to everyone who has contributed so far financially, with prayers and with words of encouragement.

"Unfortunately our worst fears have been confirmed and we now need your donations now more than ever to support the children. No amount is too small as little streams make mighty oceans."

The late Omena and his wife Makeda met when they were teenagers at St Francis Xavier College in Clapham, South London. They married in 2004 and moved to Birmingham in 2009. In 2014, the couple who have five sons, aged from seven to 19 decided to renew their wedding vows when Omena was diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer.
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