Former American sprinter and double Olympics gold medallist Lee Evans, 74, is on life assist in Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, after struggling “an uncommon form of stroke,” The PUNCH reviews.
This was made recognized in an attraction posted on WhatsApp platform Household United by Sports activities by ex-international Segun Odegbami on Thursday.
The attraction titled ‘Lee Evans should not die: Enchantment to the US authorities,’ Odegbami stated the American, who coached the Nigerian athletics workforce for a number of years, was bedridden at Babcock College Educating Hospital, Ilishan-Remo.
Evans had been working as a volunteer coach on the Segun Odegbami Worldwide School and Sports activities Academy, in Wasimi Orile, Ogun State.
Odegbami, who wrote the piece on Wednesday, posted it on FUBS on Thursday.
“I’m penning this on Wednesday night time In Abeokuta. I’ve simply returned from in all probability one of the best hospital in Ogun State, Nigeria, for the time being – Babcock College Educating Hospital, Ilishan.
Lee Evans is mendacity within the Emergency ward of the hospital, hooked up to a number of tubes and devices, unconscious prior to now three days.
“Three days in the past (Sunday), we had been having dinner outdoor with just a few pals in Abeokuta, when he handed out immediately on his seat on the desk. It has turn out to be a nightmarish expertise. Useless to enter the small print,” Odegbami acknowledged.
“Earlier as we speak (Wednesday), the outcomes of quite a few checks carried out by the hospital revealed that he has suffered an uncommon form of stroke, with clots lodged in a blood vessel in his mind. He has not regained consciousness since then.
“I used to be instructed that wanting a miracle, there may be little extra the hospital can do for him from the prognosis. At greatest it’ll handle him and supply palliatives.
“As I write this, nevertheless, I’m at my wits finish. I simply left the person mendacity unconsciousness on a mattress in Ilishan, on life-support, medical tubes throughout his physique, an oxygen tank by his mattress, respiration equipment overlaying his face, indicating that he’s now on life-support, and the resignation on the faces of the hardworking medical groups within the Babcock College Educating Hospital working exhausting to make him as snug as potential.”
Odegbami pleaded with the American authorities to assist present rapid medical support for the bedridden coach.
“For 2 days, with no entry to the contacts on his telephone, I used to be misplaced, unable to contact his household overseas. In the previous few hours, with the assistance of some of his American pals and a few Nigerian former athletes, I’ve now made contact together with his kids within the US,” he added.
“But, I’m nonetheless alone right here attempting to handle the crucial well being scenario of one of many best athletes, not simply in American historical past, however on the earth’s, throughout the extraordinarily restricted Nigerian healthcare system.
“The previous 24 hours have been traumatic. I lastly managed to succeed in an obligation officer within the American Embassy in Lagos and reported Lee’s situation. Sadly, the embassy isn’t working common service on account of the two-day Ramadan vacation, so I couldn’t accomplish a lot. I’m required to maintain updating the embassy on his situation.”
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