Trans woman lauded as hero after stepping in to help cancer patient when no one else would

Bobrisky and Kolawole Solomon Eguntola

A transgender woman is being hailed as a hero after she stepped in to pay for a cancer patient’s treatment. In a country known for being intolerant of LGBTQ people, Nigerian social media influencer Bobrisky has become a symbol of generosity and empathy.

When Kolawole Solomon Eguntola posted a photo of his withered body on Instagram in September along with a plea for help, Bobrisky stepped up to pay the 2.5 million Naira ($6,000) for his chemotherapy. The average monthly income in Nigeria is about $500.

Author:Bil Browning
Published: Feb 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM