Actress, Shirley Igwe, raises alarm after Diabetes took away her parents
In spite of being one of the most beautiful faces in the Nigerian entertainment industry, Shirley Igwe exudes humility and cheerfulness.
The light skinned budding star who recently launched a foundation to fight the scourge of diabetes, especially among the indigent class of people who cannot afford the treatment of the incurable ailment, has revealed to Allure Vanguard why she took such bold step.
Chronicling her personal experience, regarding the ailment while officially launching her ‘Daughter’s Love Foundation, she said: “Having lost my mother at the age of 13, and father 2014 and most recently my aunt, to the cold hands of diabetes, I can only but relate to the pains patients and family of patients go through, throughout the duration of this deadly disease. It saddens my heart that our society does little or nothing for this cause, and we, as individuals take it for granted.”
Continuing, the actress added, “A few people close to me know how passionate I am about helping, and I feel strongly that diabetes care is a cause very much worth supporting, therefore I founded Daughter’s ’s Love Foundation (DFL) to help alleviate human suffering related to diabetes, and it’s complications among those least able to withstand the burden of the disease. DLF aims to create programs and projects that will be of assistance to diabetic patients, as well as widows/widowers in other to promote physical and emotional well being in community / rural developments through financial assistance, provision of healthcare assistance, entrepreneurship for the down trodden, conducting outings for awareness and to educate the underprivileged on the implications of the disease.”