Rescuers – Nollywood screen goddess, Kate Henshaw – and Project Alert on Violence against Women have announced their intention to give back a cheque of N1.38m to family of baby Michael Alvez towards his medical expenses at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on October 24 at Project Alert office.
In March this year, the rescuers had announced their intention to refund all donations made towards the medical intervention to the sick boy, who has facial hemangioma. This was as Michael's family rejected assistance from the RESCUERS at a meeting with the Social Welfare Department at Alausa; and allegations that the RESCUERS wanted to forcefully take away their child for adoption.
Sadly, immediately after the announcement, the RESCUERs said they had begun the refund process, refunding a few people who demanded their money when the family returned to the RESCUERS to plead that they re-commence financial assistance towards the baby's medical treatment. To this end, they requested for and received a cost estimate from LUTH for the baby's treatment.
But after due consultation with the RESCUERS, Project Alert on their behalf is issuing LUTH via the family (his aunty Sindi especially) a cheque for Baby Michael's medical treatment.