Nollywood Actor Leo Mezie Suffers Leg Failure After Kidney Collapse
Apparently down with kidney related disease, Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie, has now been stunned with yet another attack on his right leg, as he is in desperate need of financial help to get an urgent medical treatment abroad to forestall further collapse.
Mezie is said to have been suffering with a kidney related illness for quite a while before the situation degenerated to an advanced stage.
Though friends and well-wishers have been contributing money to enable him get a proper kidney transplant abroad; however the donation is not trickling in as expected.
Mezie, who has decided not to take the path of late compatriot, Muna Obiekwe, who died in silence, is currently crying for help as he is in need of N10 million for an immediate kidney transplant abroad.
Speaking to The Nation, the actor’s wife, Maureen Mezie, disclosed that his colleagues are doing all in their power to raise the N10 million, needed for a kidney transplant.
“They have been working together to raise the money as individuals and as a group. Truth be said, they do not want to lose any of their members again. Even those that we do not know have been contributing too. And most of them have been using their social media platforms to create awareness for the fund,” she said.
On plans to fly the actor abroad for surgery, she stated: “he is currently on dialysis. They are checking to see if the kidney will respond to the treatment. But once the money is completed, he will be flown abroad for the surgery.”
Soliciting for the ill actor, Nollywood actor and movie director, Charles Inojie, said;
“Hello my family, friends and fans all over the world. I ask of you most passionately to give your window’s mite to help a friend, brother and colleague (Leo Mezie) who urgently requires a N10 million medical intervention to stay alive. It sounds big, but where there’s a will they say, there’s a way. Together, we can make this happen. May the sacrificial reward of giving never elude any of us.”
Nigerian Actress, Rita Dominic also said;
“My people, I’m here to plead again for my dear colleague Leo Mezie… Please let’s give whatever we can to save this talented actor’s life. God bless you all for standing by Nollywood always,” she posted.
As at August 2, 2016, his colleagues were only able to raise N1.2 million, which is quite sad.