James Uche, a Nollywood actor, who needs N11 million to undergo kidney transplant and eye surgery abroad, is set to be ejected from a Lagos hospital due to lack of funds.
Uche, who is bedridden, has been hospitalised for the past few years as a result of a kidney-related ailment.
His son, James Uche Junior on Thursday begged Nigerians to help his father with the required funds to complete his treatment and travel for surgery.
In a video posted on Instagram, the actor said, “I want to be alive, please help me”, while his son appealed to Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia state governor, and other Nigerians, to assist his father financially.
He wrote: “Living a happy life of contentment was our family’s greatest plan until our father Prince James Uche fell sick; everything changed.
“Our lives and that of dad has been in the mercy of some good samaritans who has assisted us all these while in paying dad’s hospital bills; clothing us and making sure we feed twice or thrice a day but today, we are helpless as the samaritans say they have also run out of resources to continue dad’s treatment.”
“Now we’re hopeless and homeless as the hospital where we live our small lives with dad threatens to throw us out on January 3, 2017,” Uche Junior added.
Living a happy life of contentment was our family's greatest plan until our father Prince James Uche fell sick; everything changed. Our lives and that of dad has been under the mercy of some Good Samaritans who has assisted us all these while in paying dad's hospital bills; clothing us and making sure we feed twice or thrice a day; but today we're helpless as the Samaritans says they've also ran out of resources to continue dad's treatment. Now we're homeless and helpless as the hospital where we live our small lives with dad threatens to throw us out on January the 3rd 2017 if no one harken to our cry. We are only kids and can't help the situation; even going to school is a thing of the dreams to us now but We call on the good people of Abia State and our great nation Nigeria for help!….SIGNED UCHE JNR PRINCE JAMES…..PLS HELP PAY TO—PRINCE JAMES UCHE– ACCT NO ZENITH BANK I001063788 .. info call TORINO EMEKA OJUKWU 08023200557. OR EJIRO OKURAME–08030519374….#chiefejirookurame #SAVEPRINCEJAMESUCHETEAM pls kindly repost.
The ailing Uche is a former vice president of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN).
Nigerians recently raised N10 million for Leo Mezie, another actor who required a kidney transplant to stay alive.
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