Dr. Chinonso Egemba, also known as Aproko Doctor and a well-known Nigerian influencer, has spoken out about his struggle with a brain tumor.
On Monday, he revealed this in a video that was posted on his Facebook page.
The well-known physician wrote in the caption of the video, “I was fighting for my life throughout December 2022. On December 3, 2022, I lost vision in one eye, and on December 5, a brain tumor was discovered in me.
Speaking in the video, he said, “One thing to understand is that health issues can happen to you regardless of who you are including me.
Throughout December of 2022, I was fighting for my life. I went blind in one eye on the 3rd of Dec. 2022 & on the 5th, I was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Today I stand here before you to share my story. It has been a long road to recovery but each day is better than the last. pic.twitter.com/PECblk7Q73
— Dr. Chinonso Egemba (@aproko_doctor) January 16, 2023
“For the past three weeks or two weeks, I have been fighting for my life. Some of you have no idea. It happened that I was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma which is a brain tumour and I had no idea I would be sharing my story.
“Here I am sitting on this seat sharing my own story about how I had a tumour in my brain. It was so bad that I couldn’t read out of my phone anymore to the point where this eye, I couldn’t read with it and it was also closing. They said it is a Craniopharyngioma and we need to do surgery to remove it.”
Through his social media platforms, Egemba has educated individuals over the years on health-related issues and lifestyle changes that can enhance and sustain good health.
Additionally, he serves as the executive director of the 100kClub, a nonprofit group that provides medical aid to Nigerians in need.
In June 2020, Egemba married Chef Amaka, a fellow influencer who goes by the name Chiamaka Nwakalor.