There was palpable joy at the Agip Hall of the MUSON Centre on Friday, 17th Nov. 2018. After 20 beneficiaries of the Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation (IIF) were selected as beneficiaries of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
The foundation is the brainchild of Ibidunni Ighodalo, wife of the General Overseer of Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo.
Furthermore, the treatment will cost a whopping N1.5million per person.
This is part of the efforts of the foundation to help families looking for children.
The beneficiaries were picked via a raffle draw, supervised by the General Overseer of Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC), Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo.
The programme, which was in its second edition was themed: ‘Maa Gbe Temi Jo’ (Yoruba for I will dance with my own baby).
The day-long event began with a thorough medical screening conducted on participants. The screening covered all areas of fertility, including cervical examination.
Furthermore, experts counselled the Parents-in-waiting on ways to stay healthy to increase their chances of procreation.
The hostess, Ibidunni Ighodalo, revealed her emotional struggle with infertility and her desire to put smiles on the faces of other parents.
Esteemed guests at the event are:
Wife of the former governor of Lagos State, Dame Abimbola Fashola; World’s richest woman, Folorunsho Alakija, Pastor Ituah Ighodalo.
Also, Barrister Muiz Banire, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Pastor Tera Onyemaka, Dr Ogundiran Babatunde Deji and other prominent health practitioners.
IIF was created by Ibidunni Ighodalo to raise awareness on issues pertaining to infertility. Also to provide grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination.
Over time it has put smiles on the faces of parents in need of babies of their own.
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