Roseline arrived in the UK in September 2004 from Nigeria on a student visa, to study for a Masters Degree at Leeds University.
She unexpectedly developed end stage renal failure in 2005 and remained
on dialysis until she was fortunate enough to receive a kidney
transplant at St. James Hospital, Leeds in July 2009.
has applied for leave to remain in the UK but has been refused.
Roseline’s consultant has stated that unless Roseline is able to
continue taking immunosuppressant drugs which are costly and unavailable
in parts of Nigeria, her transplanted kidney will fail and she would
have to resort to dialysis again –a treatment she could not afford.
Without this she will die.
Roseline has never been allowed to
work and has been supported since 2007 by parishioners from St
Augustine’s RC Church, Harehills and the St Vincent de Paul Society.
Roseline is loved and respected by her fellow parishioners and many
people in the wider community who have formed close friendships with her
over the past four years. In spite of her health problems, Roseline has
volunteered tirelessly in the parish and is actively involved in a
number of community based groups.
Please sign the petition at http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-the-deportation-of-transplant-patient-roseline-ak/sign.html#se calling on the government to grant Roseline Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK.
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