Welcome to Marian Adejokun Foundation

We are looking for true heroes in life to take on an amazing personal challenge and support the work of Marian Adejokun Foundation.

Hello my friends, my name is Marian Adejokun, I`m 19years old. I am building this foundation, in order to make an awareness, of a deadly allergy known as SJS (Steven Johnson Syndrome) which is unknown to many.

About myself
I was born in Atlanta Georgia at 25weeks gestation, weighing just 1lb. Obviously being born very prematurely I stayed in the hospital for over a year and with all kinds of complications, such as eyes, ears, a hole in the heart and Spinal spondylolisthesis. I pulled through all of theses surgeries successfully. Now at 19 years old, planning to start university, I had a serve allergy reaction to an eye drop, which almost took my life.

Revelation 2:8-11 (King James Version)

8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;

9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

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This Donation goes towards the awareness of Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) and to support the less privilage children in Africa



Teenager nearly dies after rare allergic reaction to EYE DROPS causes her skin to peel off

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:06 PM on 1st March 2011

A teenager nearly died when her skin peeled off after she had a one in a million allergic reaction... to eye drops.

Marian Adejokun, 19, from Croydon, was left covered in blisters from head to toe and lost layers of her skin after using a small dose of over the counter medicine Optrex.

She spent more than three weeks in intensive care at the Royal London Hospital where baffled doctors diagnosed her with life threatening medical condition Stevens-Johnson syndrome.

Marian Adejokun

Marian Adejokun suffered a severe reaction to eye drops, which left her in intensive care for three weeks. She still has to be fed through a tube in her throat

Marian said: 'Everywhere was swollen. My nose was huge and my eyes were so red you could take a spoon and scrape out the blood.'

Marian was prescribed the Optrex eyedrops on January 11 after complaining of an itchy eye.

Her mother Remi applied them before she went to bed but within hours red lumps had appeared all over her body and she was quickly rushed to hospital.

Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a severe adverse reaction to a medication. It was named after two U.S paediatricians who described it in 1922.

It affects around two people per million and is more common among women.

Symptoms include skin rashes, blisters in the mouth, ears and nose and swelling of the eyelids.

If left untreated the condition can result in death. Possible complications include permanent blindness and lung damage.

Once diagnosed doctors will immediately stop the patient taking the offending drug.

Treatment includes IV fluids and high calorie formulas to promote healing. Antibiotics are given when necessary to prevent secondary infections such as sepsis. Pain medications such as morphine can make the patient more comfortable.

Ms Adejokun said: 'Her face was full of blisters, her lips were very swollen and the doctors still didn't know what was going on.

'I was crazy, beyond the worried stage and near to losing my mind. After a week I thought there was no hope but then as she lay on the bed, unable to talk, I said "Marian, you've just made it to university, that's your dream" and she moved her toe.

'Realising she could hear me I started to sing our favourite songs to her. Instead of crying all the time I went to the intensive care unit and danced.'  More...

Student Marian lost so must skin she had to be wrapped in a foil sheet and still has to be fed through a hole in her throat.

Specialist skin experts told Ms Adejokun did not believe her daughter would survive.

She said: 'There were so many blisters on Marian and her skin was just tearing off.

'I saw death knocking at my daughter's door, all because of an eye drop.'

Marian was finally removed from the intensive care unit on February 8. She was allowed home on February 19th and now faces months of hourly moisturising treatment before her skin will fully heal.

But determined Marian, who was born with a hole in her heart and recently had back surgery to cure osteosclerosis, never stopped believing she would pull through.

Doctors have hailed her recovery as a "miracle."

She said: 'When I was in the intensive care unit, crying in pain, all I thought of was coming home.

'I've overcome a lot of in my life. Losing my skin because of an eye drop is just another obstacle I've made it through.'

Marian's rare disease is triggered by severe allergic reactions to medication and an immune system disorder.