16th September, 2022
Kaduna-based journalist John Femi Adi has offered to donate one of his kidneys to ailing Sonia, daughter of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Sonia had cried out on Monday calling for people to donate a kidney to her to help her live.
Adi is the second person to have offered to donate a kidney to Sonia.
Recently, a lady, Annastasia Michael Olamma, in a Facebook post said she wanted to donate one of her kidneys to Sonia to save her life.
In a Facebook page on Friday, Adi, who worked with TheNEWS magazine before, said his decision to donate one of his kidneys was on God’s order as captured in the Bible.
He wrote: “Willing to Save a Soul, I, Comrade John Femi Adi, a Kaduna based journalist and farmer hereby announce my ‘agape’ decision to donate one of my kidneys to Senator Ekweremadu’s beautiful daughter.
“I am doing this on God’s order in the Holy Bible to Love our neighbours as ourselves. For further communications ,reach me via my official phone number -: 08034210833.”
Recently, Olamma said she would donate one of her kidneys to Sonia.
She wrote: “I (Annastasia Michael Olamma) want to donate one of my kidneys to Sonia Ekweremadu to save her life. I have made up my mind to do this to prove women can help women.
“If any of her relatives mum, dad, and siblings, cannot give out their kidneys to save their bloodline, then I will donate my own to save Sonia and I demand nothing in return. I pray it matches with her own.
“I am 24 years old, I don’t take alcohol, and I believe my kidney is very healthy to donate. I have sent message to her email @[email protected] and anticipate for her reply. May God heal you.”
Sonia had on 12 September, on her Instagram page cried out for help, saying she needed a kidney donor to help her live.
She wrote: “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 Nephrotic Syndrome. 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.”
She said the last three years had been extremely challenging, saying that the charges being faced by her parents in London presently, were directly connected to her illness and had complicated matter for her and her 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,” she cried out.
“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. In the time that my father has been incarcerated, he has been diagnosed with acute kidney damage.
“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.
“Please, note that under the laws of England and Wales, organ donation must be purely driven by compassion and therefore no reward is involved.
“Finally, I have decided to commit and dedicate myself to helping people with the challenges of kidney disease, upon my full recovery. Thank you and God bless you,” she said.