The family of renowned Nigerian actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu has revealed that a dire medical situation has led to the amputatio of one of his legs as a life-saving measure.
The public got to know of Mr Ibu’s health struggles in October through a social media appeal. This prompted a wave of support from fans and well-wishers who came forward to assist with his medical treatment.
In a statement posted on the actor’s Instagram page on Monday November 6, the family shared the challenging journey Mr. Ibu has been through.
It was disclosed that he had already undergone seven surgeries. With the amputation of one of his legs being the latest and most drastic step taken in a desperate bid to save his life.
The statement expressed the family’s gratitude. Which reads… “We want to appreciate everyone who has come through for our dad. Saying we are grateful is an understatement, and only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered.”
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Good afternoon, Nigerians.
We want to appreciate everyone that has come through for our dad. Saying we are grateful is an understatement and only the good Lord can thank you all enough for every help you’ve rendered.
As of 1 pm , noon today, Daddy has gone through 7 successful surgeries but to keep him alive. And increase his chances of recovery one of his legs had to be amputated. This development has been hard on us all but we’ve had to accept it as Daddy’s new reality to keep him alive.
Please we are still soliciting for support from well meaning Nigerians. As this stage Daddy his is still one very delicate one and he needs all the help he can get.
Thank you everyone, the Okafor family is grateful and we don’t take you for granted. In due time daddy will personally acknowledge everyone who supported during this period as soon as he’s stable!