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Monday, 17 October 2016

Photo: Nigerian stem cell donor denied entry into the UK to save her sister diagnosed with Leukaemia

A 23-year-old Nigerian woman has launched an appeal to the Home Office/UK Visa & Immigration to allow for her sister to visit the UK from Nigeria for a lifesaving stem cell (bone marrow) transplant.

May Brown (pictured) is currently undergoing Leukaemia treatment at King’s College Hospital in London and is said to be distraught by the decision. She is now pleading with authorities to allow her sister entry to ‘save my life...

Ms Brown, who is married to a former British soldier was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia last year. Consultants have confirmed her only chance of survival is to receive a stem cell transplant from a donor with a matching tissue type as hers.

The patient’s sister Martha, who resides in Nigeria, is a perfect match. However, she was denied entry in to the UK as she did not meet the economic requirements laid out by the Home Office. Her monthly earnings of 65,000 Naira (£222) per month suggest she doesn't have sufficient funds available to cover her travel costs.

The letter from UK Visas & Immigration state "I am not satisfied that you are a genuine visitor and will leave the UK at the end of your visit or that you have sufficient funds available to cover your costs whilst in the UK without working or accessing public funds."

Additional paperwork submitted included confirmation that Martha's trip was to be funded entirely by her sister. However, Ms Brown’s sponsorship of her sister’s entire expenses have also been rejected by officials, who fear Martha will not return back to Nigeria – despite having a family of her own there.

"My sister Martha has two children  in Nigeria who will be looked after by our Grandmother during her visit to the UK. She has no desire to re-locate here. She is only visiting to help save my life, the life of her sister." said May, who has been in hospital for the last three months.

"To know my life isn’t important to those who have the power to help me is deeply upsetting. My life can be saved if my sister is granted to enter the UK to donate her stem cells. This is a six-hour journey which will help save my life." she added.

More than 1,500 people have now signed the petition, launched by the blood cancer charity African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust (ACLT), asking the Home Office to reverse the decision.

You can sign here

30 comments:

livingstone chibuike said...

K

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

livingstone chibuike said...

Its well

vinna saviour said...

Na wah o

christie benjamin said...

Eyah! God take control of the situation.

Uju Phil said...

Chaiya...i pray she is allowed soonest.

livingstone chibuike said...

Dey shuld forget all dis protocols and issue visa to dat lady..someone's life is involved..dey shuld stop being dumb

Saphire Muna said...

I actually shade tears reading this, what did this people think their rubbish country is. They will allow gay people and give them asylum but will not allow life saver? God will punish them in a million folds.... Demons














............ Liber maniac..........

King Maker said...

Watev's

Nseabasi Ekpo said...

i pray in the name above every other names JESUS CHRIST that your request be made IJN

Eleojo Blessing said...

Eyahhh

daniel ubong said...

They should help her pls,life is better than those nonsense paper.

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

UK visas r now very difficult to get o


...merited happiness

Juliet Iwuno said...

It is well! Linda take note!

Victoria Oddiri said...

Eeyah! God will do it for her.










#Somebody must to love me tonyt!

Genevieve Okoroigbo said...

Hmmmm! na wa oooo. but this woman can't be 23yrs.





says, Genevieve.

Anonymous said...

Plea for help for my mom to start back her business. Ever since we lost my dad she couldn't pick up back her business. And life has been so difficult for us feeding and taking care of life necessary needs. I don't like the way she stays at home doing nothing so she don't die be4 her time. Each time I look at her I cry inside of me and I can't help out. relatives has turned their back on us even after promising to help when we just lost dad. Plz I need ur help for my mom financially. linda please help me post thank you. God bless and keep you and your family. joanmartins33@yahoo.com

Abbiba Abbi said...

What is wrong with these people sef? Rubbish country #Abkeeys#

Anonymous said...

Eh ya

Laugh at and share great comedy lwkm.ng/promo

Alloy Chikezie said...

This is so disheartening. I hope it wouldn't be too late before they allow her entry.

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Joyous babe,Linda ikeji first cousin said...

Eyaa.

okechukwu nnoduechi said...

THAT'S NOT FAIR NOW








AUNTY LINDA 👩

BROTHER NDUBISI said...

My brother that stupid country is better than naija

Vivian Reginalds said...

well...
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

mma said...

Linda thank you for using your platform to share this petition. Many people will now see it and sign it. May God bless and grant you all your good heart desires.

REAL. PIKIN said...

It is well ooooo

Anonymous said...

There should be an exception to every rule.

Anonymous said...

BRITISH EMBASSY IS THE WORST EMBASSY ON D PLANET THEY REFUSE PPLE VISA WIT FOOLISH REASONS AND THEY MAKING MONEY HERE WIT DIS DEIR HIGH VISA FEE. ABEG THEY SHOULD DRIVE DEM FROM NIGERIA. THEY COLONISED US AND YET WE NID A VISA TO ENTER DEIR COUNTRY SMH.. WHY NAMBIANS DO NOT REQUIRE A VISA TO D UK.. FOOLISH PPLE MBOK..

Anonymous said...

Homeoffice is pain in the ass. I go to visa4uk website to see the requirements they are asking. Is well

dee boi said...

Pray not to experience strange sickness dat will make u age overnight... dee

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