Award winning showbiz reporter, critic and film producer, Stanley Okoronkwo, sources said, has been diagnosed of a heart condition, which the doctors say, would require an urgent corrective surgery.
The problem, we learnt, started after the star journalist had a heart attack in November 2016. Although he was resuscitated, he has been going in and out of hospitals since then with life-threatening symptoms like shortness of breath and periodic blackouts.
Appealing from his sick bed for assistance from well-meaning Nigerians and lovers of the entertainment industry, Stanley Okoronkwo disclosed that his problem is specifically ‘an unfolded aorta and enlarged heart’, said, he decided to cry out for help rather than dying in silence. “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”.
In order to save Stanley Okoronkwo, donations towards his treatment can be received through accounts with the following details:
STANLEY OKORONKWO, ZENITH BANK..2174892102 or STANLEY OKORONKWO 3020383386, FIRST BANK.
Okoronkwo’s contributions in the industry are indeed enormous. Aside being behind great productions like ‘Omugwu’, ‘Killing Machine’, ‘Innocent Blood’, ‘York Street’, ‘Have Mercy’ and ‘Weep No More’, he has written for several news publications and is the brain behind the Nollywood Personalities Awards, NOPA, which has been honouring personalities of note in Nollywood since 1997.
He was the National PRO, Association of Movie Producers as well as the Secretary of the Screen Writers Guild of Nigeria.