Sonia Ekweremadu, the daughter of embattled former Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has appealed for kidney donations from any willing member of the public.
Ms Sonia, whose parents are currently facing charges of organ harvesting in the United Kingdom, made the appeal via her Instagram handle @soniaekw on Monday.
According to her, she dropped out of the university where she’s pursuing her postgraduate studies in 2019 after she was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease.
While Soliciting for help, Ms Sonia revealed that it’s only the grace of God that has been keeping her alive, adding that she receives five hours of dialysis three to four times weekly.
She also disclosed that her parents’ travails have further complicated the current situation.
The post read, “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.
“Anybody that is moved by this appeal and wishes to donate his or her kidney to me may send an email to [email protected] and include his or her name, phone number, email address and place of residence.
“Finally, I have decided to commit and dedicate myself to helping people with the challenge of kidney disease, upon my full recovery.”