....Settles Medical Bills of Indigent Patients
By Abuchi Onwumelu
It was a celebration galore last Saturday at Tender Love Orphanage, Amaenyi, in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, as Comrade Arinze Okolobu led Youth Wing of Senator Victor Umeh's Support Group (Awka South) presented cash and material gifts to the community children's home.
Some of the items presented to them included cash, foodstuffs, toiletries, clothing, beverages, among others.
Presenting the items, the sponsor and the leader of the group, Comrade Arinze Okolobu said he was motivated by the philanthropic and benevolent acts of Senator (Dr) Victor Umeh, whom he described as an honest man, noting that Umeh's kind disposition informed his decision to always visit the needy and less privileged.
According to him, Sen. Victor Umeh's philanthropic gesture could not be overstated, even as he called on others to emulate him, adding he (Okolobu) would not relent in his onerous task of reaching out to the destitute.
'Umeh is our mentor. We are following his footsteps. He has taught us philanthropy, and act of giving. He has tutored us in such a way that we share the little we with others, especially the orphans, homeless and the poor. I'm grateful to him,' Okolobu concluded.
Presentation of gifts, prayers for the group and for the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District by the children, group photograph formed the highpoints of the occasion.
Similarly, the group also visited Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Awka where they settled the hospital bills of Joy Ehiriwu Lovina Oluchi and Amaefuna Joy Chiamaka
The duo's joy knew no bounds after seeing Comrade Arinze Okolobu led group cleared their debts. The group took time to visit various wards and interact with patients and nursing mothers.
'I was touched by the stories of two indigent women who could not foot their hospital bills due to lack of funds. I have no other option than to offset their hospital bills. Immediately I entered the Post Natal Ward of the Hospital, Comrade Okolobu I felt pity for them,' Mr. Okolobu stated.
Responding the beneficiaries thanked Comrade Arinze Okolobu and his group, even as they prayed God continue to bless and protect them.