- A Nollywood filmmaker has cried out for help following his being diagnosed of a heart-related disease
- Stanley Okoronkwo is said to be suffering from an unfolded aorta and enlarged heart
- He is currently seeking funds to help him treat this ailment
These are trying times for Nollywood filmmaker Stanley Okoronkwo as it has been revealed that he is suffering from a heart related disease.
Stanley’s problems reportedly started when he had a heart attack in 2016. Since then, he has been in and out of hospitals trying to find a solution to his health issues.
According to a press release released from his camp, he has been diagnosed with an unfolded aorta and enlarged heart. As a result, he sometime suffers from shortness of breath and periodic blackouts.
Speaking on his situation, Stanley explained that: “I have done the best I could. I have nothing left, and if I do not cry out, death will be very imminent for me.
I have been referred to Dr. Devanada, a consultant Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon in India and he is waiting for me to come for surgery there. The cost is N10m.
I am appealing to Nigerians to come to my aid so I get the required treatment urgently. These are very trying moments and I know that God will use the good people out there to touch my life.”
Okoronkwo’s contributions in the Nigerian movie industry are quit enormous. He is said to be the brains behind films like Omugwu, Killing Machine, Innocent Blood, York Street, Have Mercy and Weep No More.
He has written for several news publications and is the founder of Nollywood Personalities Awards, NOPA, which has been honouring personalities of note in Nollywood since 1997.
He was also the National PRO, Association of Movie Producers as well as the secretary of the Screen Writers Guild of Nigeria.
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