Former Rivers Angels and Falcons goalkeeper between 2012 and 2013 Bidemi Aluko has opened up on her secret cancer battle which she has been battling with since 2017.
She explained that immediately the cancer was detected, she was asked to undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, which she did.
Narrating how she was forced to quit football over the ailment, Bidemi told footballlive that she was asked to undergo surgery, chemotherapy and radiation and needs N5m for treatment in Nigeria.
“Its been difficult I must confess and it only got me closer to God and made me value life more and all I want is just to survive and give God all the glory.” Bidemi said.
The former Falconets goalkeeper took to social media some weeks back to reveal the shocking news as she uploaded some revelation on Facebook, where she solicited for funds from well meaning Nigerians.
“I was diagnosed of breast cancer in 2017 (stage 3) and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, but recently, I was feeling severe pains in my body and my doctor asked me to go for a test called Immune chemistry history”
“The result came out 90% tumour cells , which means the type of breast cancer I have is aggressive and needs urgent attention.
“The doctor recommended that I would take ten dose of Herceptin treatment and each will cost about N470,000
“To survive this difficult period, I will need at least N5 million Naira for the whole drugs as I will be taking them every two weeks.
So far, Falcons (players) have helped; they have contributed something for me and I appreciate that but the money isn’t complete yet. I am soliciting to Nigerians to help me, save my life, so that I will be able to foot my medical bills.
“I do not wish to come publicly to solicit for funds, its difficult for me but I have no other choice but to announce it on the social media. I really need help,” She concluded.
Rivers Angels also issued a statement in support of their former player, posting:
“The thoughts of everyone at Rivers Angels Football Club are with Abidemi Aluko after the player revealed she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer recurrence.