However, the sultry talented anchor has for the first opened up on how she has struggled raising up her disabled brother, Albert Okwara, who is 50 years old.
Yvonne’s brother is deaf-blind meaning that he doesn’t see, speak or hear.
Yvonne revealed that she rarely talks about her disabled brother because every-time she does so, it only elicits pity, shame and endless questions.
She shared the story through a long post on facebook to inspire all those people taking care of the disabled.
This is what she posted on her journey with Albert Okwara;
MY JOURNEY WITH ALBERT OKWARA
2 years ago, True Love magazine asked me to be on their cover. Because, I tend keep my life private, I was a bit hesitant but went ahead anyway. Judith Mwobobia was quite the interviewer. It was her questions on my background, however, that I was not ready to deal with. Not that it has ever been a big secret, but everytime I have talked about it, I have earned pity, shame, endless questions about religion and traditional curses, and finally isolation.
You see, my brother has a disability. Allow me to introduce you to him. Albert Okwara was born close to 50 years ago. He is deafblind. And yes, it is one word. Not deaf and blind! I talked to the True Love writer about this with no hesitation at all. It was refreshing and scary to say this on such a public platform. Had never been this open about it.
What followed was great support from readers and also lots of people just thankful that someone else was living with this in the family and was speaking up about it. However, I wasn’t ready. Perhaps, selfishly so, based on past experience. I have grown a lot since then and appreciate the platform I have to speak up, share my (and my family’s) journey, if only to give someone hope.