Sonia Ekweremadu, daughter of Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, has appealed for a kidney donation.
Recall that the former deputy senate president and his wife, Beatrice, are currently facing charges in a UK court over alleged conspiracy to facilitate organ harvesting.
In a very recent post on Instagram soliciting the donation of kidney, 25-year-old Sonia explained that she dropped out of her postgraduate studies at the University of Newcastle in 2019, after she was diagnosed with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) nephrotic syndrome, a rare kidney disease.
She said her family has battled to save her life and this led to her parents facing charges directly connected to her illness.
She described her battle with kidney disease as “challenging”, adding that the charges faced by her parents in court had complicated the current situation.
The Media and Communications graduate said she presently receives 5 hours of dialysis 3 to 4 times a week and this is at the expense of her family.
Read her appeal below…
“I, Sonia Ekweremadu, hereby appeal to the general public to come to my aid and save my life. My family has battled to save my life and has taken me to various hospitals, but the illness persisted and kept degenerating.
“I am alive today by the special grace of God. I am presently in London, UK, receiving 5 hours of dialysis 3-4 times a week. This is at the expense of my family as I am not qualified for NHS due to my immigration status.
“The last three years have been extremely challenging. The charges being faced by my parents in London presently are directly connected to my illness and have complicated the matter for me and my family.
“I do not intend to delve into details of this unfortunate development as the matter is still in court. I am, however, optimistic that the truth will prevail and it will end in praise to God.”