By Vera Wisdom-Bassey
The Ibidunni Ighodalo Foundation, a non-profit organisation, which was created to raise awareness on issues pertaining to infertility and to provide grants for couples that require fertility treatments such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination, has granted 19 couples IVF treatment after passing the screening and coming top among other couples that registered.
These couples after passing through series of medical screening, those who were successful were eventually picked and will be treated on the support of the foundation and sponsors.
150 couples registered for the IVF treatment and intrauterine insemination but only 50 went for screening and 19 came out successfully. The couples were picked randomly and were prayed for by Pastor Matthew Ashimolow that God will visit every one of them with the choice child of theirs each, while also calling on other clergy men to wake up to this kind of service to man, and be their brothers keepers. Just as some sponsors have done by reaching out to others with their wealth, but doing a little thing that will affect others positively.
Pastor Ashimolow sees this venture as a selfless one and the easiest way to touch life without the preaching of the gospel.
According to the chairman of the foundation Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, the foundation partner’s with highly reputable fertility clinics in Nigeria and with other donors to provide couples with the financial and material support they require during the treatments. While the conference was on-going, the major stress was always on God gives the children, the doctor could only try their best but God does the implanting of the child. “If he does not give, no one will have,” he said.
He said where there is passion, there is provision. The intention of the foundation originally was to fund 10 couples but 19 where later picked for the treatment after random selection. Some people voluntered to sponsors six couples for the treatment.