Amaechi Muonagor, an actor who also happens to be Tony Oneweek's cousin, is fighting for his life and has appealed to Nigerians for support.
A few weeks ago, GISTLOVER announced that Amaechi is currently paralyzed due to a stroke.
The legendary actor was seen lying in bed in a heartbreaking video, explaining how his illness started and pleading with fans and colleagues to help.
He apologized to the public and asked for help, explaining why he had kept his health problem private.
The actor is currently battling kidney disease, diabetes and stroke, according to his cousin, who informed the public about his condition and asked for help.
He said Amaechi goes to physiotherapy and dialysis every week to treat the paralysis caused by the stroke.
He posted a photo of himself and the actor on the actor's sickbed and said that until his recent stroke, which forced them to ask for help, he had been paying the hospital bills himself.
“This photo was taken two weeks ago when I visited my cousin Amaechi Monagor (Aguiyi) at Nnewi Teaching Hospital. At first I quietly wanted to help as much as I could, but later decided to make this post to clarify some things so that my friends, fans and Amaechi's fans, and even the online community, can be better informed.
Amaechi currently suffers from kidney disease, diabetes and a stroke. He had managed his diabetes over the years and was living his life. He is currently undergoing weekly dialysis and other treatments at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital Nnewi. His family had been bearing the costs for years until the recent stroke made his case more serious and even more expensive to fight alone, hence the publicity.
Within the limits of my own capabilities, I have done and continue to do my best to help as much as possible, even reaching well-meaning individuals to donate to this cause. Unlike most online publications, Amaechi is my cousin. His father and my father are from the same father. We have had a great relationship as members of the same industry and I am proud of him as a “brother”.
Amaechi is so loved worldwide and his fans, friends and ndi Obosi are amazing so far. Many groups have donated money for his hospital bills. As of today there has been some improvement. His blood sugar levels are under control, but he still requires hospitalization, weekly dialysis, physical therapy and other treatments. His full treatments and recovery require sustained funding or donations. No amount is too small. Pls keep Amaechi and his family in your prayers. May God grant him complete healing.
Please make a donation to Amaechi Monagor's First Bank plc account number 3036808437. God bless you now and always. Tony Oneweek Muonagor.”(sic)