Last Updated on October 18, 2020 by Ope Quadri
- #EndSars Protesters To Buy Prosthetic Leg for Jane Lady With Clutches At Protest Ground
- Youths raise N5.8m to buy a prosthetic leg for Jane Obiene
Jane, a lady whose leg was amputated, but with all the odds stormed #EndSARS protest ground to join millions of Nigerians who are protecting against police brutality, will be getting a prosthetic leg from good samaritans.
A popular social media and medical doctor popularly known as Aproko Doctor had launched a donation campaign for Jane on a crowdfunding platform.
This is Jane.
She's been unemployed since 2013 partly because of her disability, she came out in the #EndSARS protests and we need to help.
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) October 18, 2020
He tweeted, “We need to get Jane a prosthetic leg to help her move better and increase her chances of getting a job. This is Jane. She’s been unemployed since 2013 partly because of her disability, she came out in the #EndSARS protests and we need to help. Please click the link below to donate to this, if you can’t donate, please RT, someone might see it on your TL”
The campaign was launched for Jane on a donation platform donate-ng.com entitled, “A Prosthetic Leg for Jane by Chinonso Egemba” within a few hours, a sum of ₦ 1,168,200.00 was raised.
According to hopkinsmedicine.org, “Prosthetic legs, or prostheses, can help people with leg amputations get around more easily. They mimic the function and, sometimes, even the appearance of a real leg. Some people still need a cane, walker or crutches to walk with a prosthetic leg, while others can walk freely.”
However, Aproko later announced that a group of friends volunteered to assemble the best prostheses without collecting a dime.
“We updated the amount needed after deliberations with @Bayo_Ojelabi seeing as she will deserve the highest quality possible. He and his team will not collect a dime for assembling the prostheses. Everything will be done. Free of Charge God bless you! Let’s keep it coming!”
Youths raise N5.8m to buy a prosthetic leg for Jane Obiene
Youths have raised ₦ 5,808,298.00 to buy a prosthetic leg for Jane Obiene a lady who joined the #EndSARS protest in Abuja.
As of 20:02PM when InfomediaNG visited the donation page, 1124 people had contributed within a day, surpassing the 30-day target by 387%.
The funding goal was N1.5million, but which was surpassed within three hours.
A Twitter user, Aproko Doctor @aproko_doctor, had shared the image of Obiene, asking Nigerians to donate through a link.
The image showed Obiene marching with hundreds of protesters bearing crutches