Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie, returns from medical trip, thanks Apostle Suleiman
Notable Nollywood actor, Leo Mezie, who survived an advanced stage of kidney disease, returned to Nigeria last week from a medical sojourn abroad, full of thanks to Nigerians, especially Apostle Suleiman Johnson of Omega Fire Ministries, for joining hands together to donate towards saving his life.
Mezie, who disclosed that he is “very hale and hearty,” said his battle with the disease and consequent victory made him to realise that indeed, “there is God and He works in a miraculous way.”
News broke around July this year that the popular actor was down with advanced stage of kidney disease and required over 60, 000 Pounds to carry out a transplant.
“I was devastated. I was broken, but God decided to give me a second chance, to serve him,”He added: “I had made up my mind that I was going to die. I had began to make preparations, because from research, I knew that people live a maximum of 10 years after a transplant, some even less than that.
“But my wife told me I should not give up. She gave me strength to fight on. “And when my media friends came to my house in company of other media friends, that was when they told me they had to let the world know about my plight. Then, I was already spending about N170, 000 weekly on dialysis, aside monies I was paying to see consultants weekly too.
“I agreed with them, and that was how the first picture of me sitting in the hospital bed went viral.” The actor said he was overwhelmed by the way Nigerians responded to the ‘Save Leo Mezie’ appeal.
At the formal media chat held at celebrity restaurant, O’jez, on Tuesday to announce his return to Nigeria, Mezie displayed public gratitude to Apostle Suleiman Johnson.
“I want to, at this point, thank him for all what he did for me. I have never met him before I took ill, but as soon he heard the news, he contacted me and asked that we stopped all further public appeal for funds.
“He then took over all my medical bills, I mean every of it through my stay in the United Kingdom (UK). I did not lack anything. I thank God for using him to save me from death.
“I will call what happened a miracle, because tests revealed that my kidneys were badly damaged and the only solution was a transplant, but after weeks of treatment, the doctors were even shocked that they were able to revive my kidneys. “I give God all the glory.
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