Veteran Actor, Enebeli Elebuwa popularly known as Andrew Checking Out who was knocked down by a devastating stroke last year, said he is getting better.
He spoke on telephone penultimate Friday, from his hospital bed in India to Oji Onoko, a journalist who has been monitoring his recovery since Delta State government moved him to Abuja in June this year.
In a voice reminiscent of his great acting days, Elebuwa who hails from Utagba-Uno in Ndokwa West local government area of Delta State, said he owes a debt of gratitude to the Delta State government which has been taking care of him since the debilitating illness started November last year.
He disclosed that the State dispatched its Commissioner of Culture and a renowned Actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, RMD, to him at the Surulere hospital, Lagos where he was initially admitted immediately after with enough funds that took care of his treatment there and the two other hospitals he was referred to.
“Honestly, I am overwhelmed by the support and encouragement of Delta State to my plight”, he said.
“But for the State’s intervention, I really don’t know what would have happened to me”, he added, stressing that the State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan should be praised for his efforts in saving the life of a fellow Deltan.
“The State flew me to an Indian facility in Abuja in June this year when my condition was deteriorating in Lagos”, he disclosed.
He said that was where for the first time he was able to stand unaided for three minutes after a two-month stay.
“And when my condition could not improve beyond that point, the governor directed that I should be moved to India where I am currently receiving treatment and getting better by the day”.