Talk about Celebrities who have a purpose in life. This philanthropic Nollywood actor Leo Mezie, who recently survived kidney failure, has joined to launch a campaign calling for public help with the treatment of another ailing Nollywood Actor Prince James Uche, who is suffering from the same kidney condition Leo Mezie survived miraculously.
On February 13, Nollywood Actor Leo Mezie took to Instagram to share this video of him calling to save his colleague Prince James Uche's life and his colleagues have started a GoFundme campaign to raise 15 Million naira (about $42K USD). Hashtag #SAVEPRINCEJAMESUCHE.
The campaign is said to be headed by Emeka Ojukwu (Torino) and coordinated by Chioma Okoye and Ejiro Okurame.
This was how Leo Mezie captioned this video calling for help to #SAVEPRINCEJAMESUCHE:
"Prince James Uche.... Good morning well meaning Nigerians,
This is a special thank you to all supporters of Prince James Uche, and the Abia state government for their contribution in the amount of 4 million and 3.650milliom from Nigerians at large.... This amount has been used to settle hospital debts, travelling arrangements.
The ten million promised has not been released and his present state (Prince James Uche) is really deteriorating, the donor is ready and neccesary arrangements for traveling has been made.. But we need money for the donor and transplant.... We are appealing to you all to help with a 5 day challenge to save a life, to give hope and laughter to the families... Let's show love as what the season entails... Let's us all be a part of this success story
We have done it before and we can do it again.... PLS KINDLY SUPPORT VIA PRINCE JAMES UCHE-ZENITHBANK-ACCT-1001063788 ...OR...http://mk2.gofund.me/saveprincejamesucheteam?rcid=15d8 #SAVEPRINCEJAMESUCHE" - @leonardmezie on Instagram
As of February 21st when we checked the campaign's GoFundMe page, only $850 USD has been raised out of the $42K needed. It is our hope sharing this video on Nigeria Movie Network will help bring more awareness to Prince James Uche's donation page on GoFundme and via PRINCE JAMES UCHE-ZENITHBANK-ACCT-1001063788.