Movie stars launch fundraiser for colleague, Kemi Afolabi’s lupus treatment
A fundraiser by some concerned movie stars have been launched to facilitate medical treatment for actress, Kemi Afolabi, who is battling a life-threatening illness.
Afolabi had in March revealed that she was diagnosed with lupus, an incurable and inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues.
She also disclosed that her doctor said she has five years to live , out of which she has spent a year.
The actress’ lupus diagnosis revelation had sparked a chorus of concerns from her colleagues in the entertainment industry and the general public, asking that she be supported.
In a recent Instagram post, Afolabi appreciated her colleagues and friends for setting up a GoFundMe account to support her treatment abroad.
According to her post, Shola Kosoko, Wumi Toriola, Mercy Aigbe, Funke Akindele-Bello, Toyin Abraham, Yomi Fabiyi, Akin Olaiya, and Adeoti Kazim, amongst others, are responsible for the set up of the GoFundMe account.
Adding that the account was set up with her consent, she also disclosed that her treatment has been scheduled to start in June.
She also pleaded with the public to continue contributing money towards the course, while appreciating those who have so far donated.
“I, Kemi Afolabi, is aware of the account opened to support my medical treatment abroad which commences in June 2022.”
“Pls the link in my bio on IG @Kemiafolabiadesipe to contribute to the GoFundMe created. God bless everyone who have contributed. Thank you all.”