Well-Known Tulsan Emeka Nnaka Gets New Home After Losing Apartment To Fire

Thursday, November 21st 2019, 6:35 pm
By: News On 6

A well-known Tulsa man whose apartment was lost to fire now has a new home. Emeka Nnaka is an advocate for people with physical challenges. 

He's best known for appearing on the Ellen Show.

Emeka suffered a spinal cord injury while playing football almost five years ago. He also recently lost his apartment to a fire.

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Tulsa's Habitat for Humanity partnered with other community organizations to build him a home. He says this is the first time he's lived in a space designed specifically for him.

"I'll be able to get up out of bed, go to the shower, go to the bathroom - just the accessibility, the independence back is everything," he said.

Emeka said he can't wait to have family and friends over to his new home.