The cancer patient, Mayowa Ahmed, whose family took to the internet a month ago to raise funds for the treatment of their daughter, died yesterday at the South African hospital where she was flown to.
Mayowa suffered ovarian cancer and her family crowd-funded over N30 million in a bid to seek medical treatment for her abroad. The fundraising efforts ended in controversy after controversial blogger, Linda Ikeji reported it was a ‘scam’. Linda Ikeji has since apologized for the article.
A family member confirmed Mayowa’s passing today; “By Allah, in who’s hands our lives is, Mayowa Ahmed has left us in this world. We pray that Jannat becomes her home. She tried, we tried but God’s will prevailed”.