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Why I decided to undergo brain tumour surgery in Nigeria – Aproko doctor
A Popular medic and social media influencer, Dr Chinonso Bobby Egemba, popularly known as Aproko doctor has explained why he decided to undergo his brain tumour surgery in Nigeria.
He revealed this on his social media accounts on Monday.
He said, “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.”
In a video he uploaded, he said, “One thing to understand is that health issues can happen to you regardless of who you are including me.
“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.
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“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 was also closing. They said it is a Craniopharyngioma and we need to do surgery to remove it.
“I stand here before you to share this story. It has been a long road to recovery but each day is better than the last. It was Dr Tayo Ojo, a neurosurgeon here in Nigeria that did the surgery. So many people
begged me to leave the country and get the surgery done but something kept me back here because I still had trust in Nigeria. I’m dedicating my life to seeing that we succeed in our country Nigeria.”
Aproko doctor is an influential online personality who educates and enlightens his followers on social media platforms on health-related matters.
He is also the Executive Director of the 100kClub, a non-profit organisation that lends medical support to Nigerians who need health assistance.