Madonna's adopted daughter's terminally ill gran begs to see Mercy before she dies

Madonna's adopted daughter's terminally ill gran begs to see Mercy before she dies
Published: 2013 August 18 09:19:06 (12254 Views)
The terminally ill gran of Madonna's adopted African daughter has begged the star : "Please let me see my Mercy before this sickness kills me."

Lucy Chekechiwa, 65, is too poor to afford treatment for what is feared to be cancer or a stomach tumour.

Lying on her death bed in Malawi, Lucy wept as she told the Sunday People: "My life is ending and I need to bid farewell to my Mercy. Madonna should let her visit me before I die."

Mercy, now seven, was orphaned when mum Mwandida – Lucy's daughter – died aged 18 just two days after giving birth to her.

Lucy tried to raise her before realising she needed better care and taking her to an orphanage, where she visited Mercy regularly.

The little girl was given a new home and life in 2009 by Madonna, who has two natural children and an adopted son, also from Malawi.



Lucy only agreed to the adoption after the US singer vowed to bring Mercy on a visit to Malawi every two years.

Madonna, who recently turned 55, has kept her pledge – but has apparently not taken Mercy to see relatives.

The last time Lucy saw her grand-daughter was at the orphanage in 2009 just weeks before Mercy was flown to New York by private jet.

Lucy now has memory lapses, slurred speech and swelling in her abdomen – but has left hospital and moved to the remote village of Dzaone. "I want to die here," she said.

Her son Peter, 37, said he went to Madonna's Raising Malawi Foundation HQ to tell about Lucy's condition but found it had closed down.

He said: "My mother talks of two things – seeing Mercy and dying. But we cannot contact Madonna now."



Source - Mirror

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A shame when she gets older she will be hurt...ijs

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