Sonia, daughter of embattled former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has made a touching appeal for kidney donation, breaking her silence since her father got entangled in organ donor scandal.
The 25-year-old in a moving Instagram post, confirmed that she dropped out of the University of Newcastle in 2019, after being diagnosed with a rare kidney disease, FSGS Nephrotic Syndrome.
Sonia said she is currently in London, UK, where she receives five hours of dialysis 3-4 times a week.
Although did not delve into the legal issues that have seen her father remanded in a British prison, she revealed that “in the time that my father has been incarcerated, he has been diagnosed with acute kidney damage”.
She wrote further, “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.
“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, a 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. In the time that my father has been incarcerated, he has been diagnosed with acute kidney damage.”