Senator Ekweremadu’s Daughter Begs Public for Kidney, Reveals Why Family Members Cannot Help
By Collins Mbakwe
The daughter of Ike Ekweremadu, Sonia, has released an emotional statement amid her battle with kidney disease.
Sonia, 25, begged members of the public to come to her aid and save her life by helping with a kidney donation.
The lawmaker’s daughter who is currently in the United Kingdom (UK ) also explained why her family members cannot help.
Instagram Legit.ng notes that Sonia’s appeal comes amid the ordeal her parents are facing in the quest to save her.
Senator Ekweremadu and his wife were arrested in June when they tried to get a kidney donor for the 25-year-old Sonia in the United Kingdom.
Sonia, in the Instagram post, stated: “I, Sonia Ekweremadu, hereby appeal to the general public to come to my aid and save my life. I am 25 years old and a graduate of Media and Communications, University of Coventry.
“I dropped out of my post-graduate studies at the University of Newcastle in 2019 when I was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, FSGS.
“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 3 years have been extremely challenging. The charges being faced by my parents in London presently, are directly connected to my illness and have complicated matters 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. In the circumstance above, I am appealing to anybody whom it may please to assist me willingly with a kidney donation in the name of God.”
Sonia further revealed that she would not have had any cause to beg the public as her family members were willing to help her. However, medical examinations reveal that the disease is genetic and will likely reoccur if she gets a kidney from any of her family members.
She wrote: “This appeal would have been utterly unnecessary as every member of my family is eager to donate their kidney to me, knowing that I would do the same for any of them. Regrettably, comprehensive medical examination showed that my case of nephrotic syndrome is a genetic illness and the doctors advised against donation from any of my family members, as it would likely reoccur.
“Anybody that is moved by this appeal and wishes to donate his or her kidney to me may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include his or her name, phone number, email address and place of residence.”