Nollywood Actress Shirley Igwe Launches Diabetes Foundation To Cater To Diabetic People In Nigeria, Narrates How Disease Kills Parents & Aunt
One of the most humble stars in Nollywood, Shirley Igwe who recently launched a foundation to fight the scourge of diabetes, especially the indigents who cannot afford the treatment of the incurable ailment, has told Inside Nollywood why she took the bold step.
Speaking about her personal experience regarding the ailment while officially launching her ‘Daughter’s Love Foundation, the actress said:
“Having lost my mother at the age of 13, and father in 2014 and most recently my aunt, to the cold hands of diabetes, I can only but relate to the pains patients and family of patients go through, throughout the duration of this deadly disease.
It saddens my heart that our society does little or nothing for this cause, and we, as individuals take it for granted. A few people close to me know how passionate I am about helping, and I feel strongly that diabetes care is a cause very much worth supporting, therefore I founded Daughter’s Love Foundation(DFL) to help alleviate human suffering related to diabetes, and its complications among those least able to withstand the burden of the disease.
DLF aimsto create programs and projects that will be of assistance to diabetic patients,as well as widows/widowers in other to promote physical and emotional wellbeing in community / rural developments through financial assistance, provision of healthcare assistance, entrepreneurship for the down trodden, conducting outings for awareness and to educate the underprivileged on the implications of the disease.”