A Nigerian official and his son flew home, grateful for the lifesaving, eye-opening health care they received in Memphis. Adewale is a 14-year-old boy from Nigeria, son of a prince and 10th-generation royalty. He has the power to get anything he wants, but he couldn’t save his only son.
“The people of Memphis saved my son’s life and his sight,” said Olanrewaju Abegunde. “My son is smiling again. He can’t wait to go home and play football.”
— Abegunde, prince and great-grandson of a Nigerian tribal king
Surgeons at LeBonheu Children’s Hospital had successfully repaired several congenital heart defects in Abegunde’s 12-year-old son, Adele, and doctors from Hamilton Eye Institute removed a congenital cataract in Adewale’s left eye. After repairing his “good eye,” they fitted him with corrective glasses. He is now back in Nigeria leading a normal teenager’s life. We hear from his dad almost every day.