The daughter of Nigeria’s former Vice Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has made a public plea for a kidney donor. Her name is Sonia.
The daughter of the lawmaker issued the plea after her parents got into problems while trying to save her.
Sonia, in her mid-20s, needs a kidney transplant, and he and his wife were detained in June while searching for a suitable donor.
Both the couple and the alleged victim of trafficking and attempted organ harvesting were arraigned in court.
His wife, a legislator, was given bail, but he remains in jail until his case is tried in October.
Sonia, who lives in the United Kingdom, made a public appeal for help on Instagram on Monday.
Sonia Ekweremadu says, “I am making a public plea for help in the hopes that someone will intervene and save my life. I’ve been working in media and communications for 5 years now, and I’m 25 years old and a graduate of the University of Coventry. Having been diagnosed with the extremely rare kidney disease FSGS in 2019, I had to abandon my graduate studies at the University of Newcastle.
Syndrome of Nephrotic. My loved ones have tried desperately to save me by taking me to numerous hospitals, but the illness has remained and continued to deteriorate. It is only by God’s extraordinary grace that I remain alive today. I am currently undergoing dialysis three to four times a week for five hours a session in London, United Kingdom. The cost to my loved ones is high because of my ineligibility to use the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.
“The past three years have been quite difficult. My parents are currently facing charges in London that are directly related to my condition, further complicating the situation for me and my family.
Since the case is still pending in court, I will not go into further detail about this tragic turn of events. Nonetheless, I am confident that God will be praised in the end because the truth will win out. Therefore, in the name of God, I am humbly pleading with anyone who will listen to donate a kidney to me voluntarily. My entire family is willing to give a kidney to me since they know I would do the same for any of them if they needed one. Unfortunately, my case of nephrotic syndrome was found to be a genetic sickness, and I was counselled against receiving a kidney from a family member because the disease would certainly recur.
Send an email with your name, phone number, email address, and where you live to [email protected] if you are interested in being a kidney donor for me.
Please be aware that in accordance with the rules of England and Wales, there can be no monetary or other kind of compensation for organ donation. Upon my complete recovery from kidney illness, I have resolved to devote the rest of my life to aiding those who are also struggling with its effects. God bless you and thank you.”