A 45-year-old bedridden man who has been begging members of the public since March 2020 to assist him raise N1.5million for spinal cord surgery has wedded his 27-year-old partner, Igbere TV reports.
The groom, Terkimbir Benjamin Tyough, an electrician from Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State had resigned to his fate since he was unable to afford the bill for his treatment after falling off an electric pole in March this year injuring his spinal cord.
He was rushed to the hospital following the accident but later taken home for inability to pay the bill (1.5million) demanded by the hospital management for his surgery.
The officiating priest and Pastor of St. Luke’s, Yaikyo, Makurdi, Father Kenneth Agede who described the wedding as a true demonstration of love appealed to Nigerians to assist the groom to get back on his feet by donating for the cost of his surgery.
It will be a shame to humanity, Benue State and Nigeria to leave this man to die because of 1.5million. This is not a deathbed wedding because his condition is not terminal. He can walk again and enjoy his marriage if we pay for his surgery,” the priest said.
Bedridden and helpless, Tyough lives in a one-room, cramped apartment in Welfare Quarters, Makurdi with his spouse, Christiana Ngumimi Pine and their all-male three children.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the wedding, the wife said she loves her husband and is committed to living with him forever despite his poor health.
“I have made decision to live with him out of love. I am praying and hoping that God will touch the hearts of good people to sponsor the surgery of my husband, but even if that does not happen I will love him to the end” Christiana said.
The wedding took place on December 11, 2021 at their residence in Welfare Quarters Makurdi.