Today, we want to take a closer look into one of the numerous lives that have been affected by the Dagomo Foundation.
Our Foundation has been helping to make elderly people’s lives matter from inception and we are interested in taking the foundation activities to greater heights by affecting even more lives.
Dagomo is opening up to partnership from the public but first let us stay with the story of Mama Arasowan, the major focus of our story today.
Mama Arasowan is a veteran of all Dagomo medical missions to date. When she attended her first medical mission in December 2016 Mama had a painful decayed premolar tooth extracted. When she attended her next session at the Dagomo medical mission for the elderly, she got diagnosis for cataract in both eyes.
In January 2017, at the age of 78 Mama benefitted from free cataract surgery, as both eyes were operated on. The surgery was very successful and it gave her a new outlook as she could now see more clearly. The cataract infection had left her partially visually impaired for a long while and she had resigned herself to the gray shades of visual impairment.
Both eyes are now cataract free and her vision restored.
The first question Mama Arasowan asked after the bandage was removed from her eye was, when was her room newly painted? For years, mama could only see her room in dull shades, but we thank God that her vision is now fully restored courtesy of Dagomo’s free medical mission.
Prior to the surgery mama was being led around, mostly to Church by any available grandchild, but today, Dagomo has changed her story.
Mama can now move around without assistance or aid from a second party.
In her narrative, Mama who is a devout Christian, said she sees all of this as God working through Dagomo to give hope to the elderly.
Mama’s only regret so far is her inability to continue with her profitable business of Kola nut trading due to severe economic hardships. Hopefully, Dagomo intends to help provide Mama and other elders like herself who can still function in a trade with some financial support to continue with their trade.
We at Dagomo are planning to extend our hand of hope to other elders like Mama with health and economic challenges. Dagomo has had success stories in the past and we hope to keep it up by transforming even more lives.
With support from well-meaning Nigerians reading this, we can help transform more elderly lives by providing free medical treatment and also empowering them financially, especially for those like mama who are still strong enough to engage in petty trades that can sustain them.
Give us a call today and let us partner together to bring hope to the elderly and continue to put a smile on their faces.