Kemi Afolabi, a Nollywood actress, has been left speechless by the outpouring of love and support she has received while she battles a deadly illness.
On March 11, 2022, the actress revealed that she suffers from Lupus.
The actress disclosed that she had been diagnosed with lupus and that she only had five years to live in an interview with media personality Chude Jideonwo.
“I have lupus. It’s not curable. You just have to take medications for the rest of your life. At a point I was exhausted after spending so much, I said i will stop and just wait for death to come ….but I brazed up for my daughter and have to continue spending the N1.2million on the medication doze weekly to survive….I have sold my cars, property, capital for business etc…..and Funke Akindele has been helpful, Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe and others reached out and have been there…but I still need more support to be able to continue with my medication…”.
Following the revelation, the actress received lots of love and support from the public. Her colleagues in a bid to save her life, fund raised for her.
Kemi Afolabi kept a low profile after the interview as many of her colleagues couldn’t reach her.
Showing her appreciation to all who reached out to her and showed her love, she wrote in a lengthy post on her Instagram page,
“The endless love and support I have review from all of you, family, friends, fans (who I call family now), colleagues, Associations, well wishers has been immense. Trust me, it wasn’t an easy decision for me to put my story out there, it took a lot of courage and strength! I had to do it regardless, go encourage people in similar situations and even worse that when there is life, there is indeed hope. Alot of you reached out to me every single day! Prayed and showed me a lot of care especially those I barely know. The love you showed me was so immense that my courage got renewed and my zeal to fight for life became stronger. It has indeed not been an easy ride for me and my family but your kindness has gone along way in easing this pain and burden”.
She added, “Mere words cannot express how good I felt about my friends and colleagues who only did not put together the idea of raising funds to assist in paying my medical bills, but also showed up big time by contributing to that effect which left me stunned! Thank you my people I sincerely appreciate you guys a whole lot. God bless abundantly and replenish the pockets of every soul out there who deposited funds for treatment for me and reached out to offer help by every means possible. I pray for all of you today that God gives you good health of mind and body, perfects any situation or problem you might be encountering makes your life from sickness and pain. Amen. To those who might be battling a thing or the other, may he give you the strength and courage to fight and overcome. Thank you so much for love, I am not only grateful but forever indebted to everyone. Honestly there are so many people I still want to thank and I will be back to round up my epistle”.