Thank you Fr Vincent Michael Mary Egbu

I want to Thank Fr Vincent Michael Mary Egbu, (FFI) who in all honesty has proven to be a Father, Friend and Care Giver. He introduces and facilitated the In-kind Donation of Drugs from U.M.M.I – Unione Medico Missionaria Italiana.

On the 31st of October 2018; we received a donation of Drugs from the U.M.M.I – Unione Medico Missionaria Italiana and we distributed it to Stroke Survivors who do not have resources to buy the drugs that is the Poor of the poorest people.

Again on the 3rd of February 2019, we distributed drug that was Donated from UMMI.

On the 25th of May we gathered together and held Stroke Awareness Month and also Distributed some drugs

July 21st 2019, we got more Drugs and distributed it to Stroke Survivors, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes etc..


The Report

From the report, most of the survivors cannot afford to feed themselves not to talk of buying drugs, Medication, and Exercises. The majority of them do beg for food.

When I had my stroke, there was nothing like a Stroke Support Group, but I know that my recovery would have been easier if I had been connected with such a group. A group where I could meet other stroke survivors with similar injuries; get to know and communicate with one another, share stories, challenges and inspiration, learn about promising treatment, and new research. This obvious void gave birth to the “Michael and Francisca Foundation” which is a stroke support group and a place where stroke survivors and their relatives connect with one another.

On the 26th of May 2018, the 30th of June, the 25th of August we Stroke Survivors gathered together for the Stroke Support Group meeting and their challenges are numerous. These Stroke Support Group have their meeting on the last Saturday of every month.

It was discovered that the majority of survivors did not go to the hospital due to financial difficulties and those who did were unable to fund their Drugs, medications, and rehabilitation in the long term.

Previous campaign

Stroke Awareness 2018

On the 4th of March 2018, we started with the “STROKE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN”. We have visited 6 Churches and the Environs, and still ongoing!!!!

Among the Catholic Churches are;

  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church Ogudu-Ojota Lagos
  • ST Lwanga Catholic Church Military Cantonment Ikeja Lagos
  • Catholic Church of Presentation Agiliti Lagos
  • ST Raphael Catholic Church Anthony Village Lagos
  • St Benjamin Catholic Church Olowora Lagos
Previous campaign

Community Awareness on Stroke Disease

It was on the 29th of July 2017 at exactly 11.00am in the morning, we looked around to see the venue used for “What you don’t know about Stroke”, full of old men, women, and youths. Each full of smiles hope, and talking to one another completely obvious to the fact that they were disadvantaged, they did not see themselves that way at all.

In line with the World Stroke Organization designated programs to increase the awareness of possible complications of stroke and reduce the incidence of stroke in the world.

It is true from available information that Nigerians are either losing their lives or becoming demobilized as a result of the complications of Stroke. It is also a fact that the most affected are the productive youths of our dear country

Recent findings has also shown that stroke is a treatable disease though quite expensive and not readily affordable for poor people but the most beneficial is to avoid being stroked especially when one don’t have the financial strength to access good care facilities.

For us, the most important task at hand is to increase awareness on the causes of stroke, prevention and possible therapy if one unavoidably becomes stroked.