Nii Odoi Mensah loses two kidneys, spends $300 on dialysis weekly

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Juliet & Nii Odoi

Ghanaian actor and president of the Ghana Actors Guild, Nii Odoi

Mensah has to cough up $300 weekly to stay live.

Doctors have declared both kidneys incapable of performing their key

functions effectively to keep him alive.

To stay alive, the actor has to spend $300 weekly on dialysis.

His case came to public after the death of Nollywood actor, Muna

Obiekwe. The Nigerian actor died Sunday, January 18 at age 36 after he

lost his battle with a kidney disease.

Nii Odoi Mensah in a video, while receiving a donation from actress

Juliet Ibrahim, disclosed that “I’m a chronic kidney patient,” and

called for public support to get medical treatment.

Juliet Ibrahim, who posted the video on her Instagram page, added the

caption: “My last donation to veteran actor Nii Odoi Mensah who is now

a chronic kidney failure patient. He is in need of your help he has

lost both kidneys. He has been going through this all alone till he

realized he alone can’t pay his hospital bills which cost per dialysis

100 usd 3 times a week for the rest of his life. Both @tommy__cann and

Mr Odoi Mensah are patients of www.julietibrahimfoundation.o rg

#kidneyawarenessit can happen to anybody prevention is better than

cure friends.”

The actress told Myjoyonline.com in an interview that she made the

donation in December 2014 and it was funds raised from her charity

costume party by her foundation – the Juliet Ibrahim Foundation.

She noted that she uses the event to raise funds to support the

medical treatment of those in need in the society.

According to the award winning actress, she raised GHc5,000 which she

shared among three persons – including Nii Odoi Mensah.

Juliet said the treatment for kidney diseases, which are now rampant,

is expensive and called on public awareness and support for persons

suffering from the disease.

She disclosed that “we are currently working on something to help

raise enough funds for him to get a transplant,” and she is hoping to

involve her colleagues to make that dream a reality.

Hmmm…not again…News Hunter wishes him well.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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