Uncle pleads with Kenyans to help save nephew with hole in heart

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How does a medical emergency look like for a common mwananchi  amidst the 50 day long doctors’ strike?

Somewhere in Githurai 45,  a family of five is hoping for a miracle.

George Njuguna and Mary Njoki went to Kenyatta National Hospital for assistance after their six-month old son Peterson  Mwaura became seriously ill. Imagine their dismay when they were told they could not be attended to as doctors were on strike!

This was just days after finding out their son had a hole in his heart.

Desperate, the parents found a doctor in the hospital’s private wing who gave them sadder news. Not only was their NHIF card insufficient for the much needed surgery, the surgery itself was too complex to be done locally anyway as the expertise and equipment needed were lacking!

After reaching out to hospitals abroad, the family has found a hospital that can  do the surgery for a cost of Ks.2.5 M.  Money the family does not have.

In desperate plea and rush against time,  Peterson’s’ uncle,  George Muriithi Wamae took to Facebook to plead with Kenyans to help save  baby Peterson #SaveBabyPeterson

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Peterson’s condition is known as a Taussing Bing Anomaly which entails an abnormally large heart, a  hole in the heart, mild pulse rate and misaligned arteries.

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Peterson is among the 5000 children born with heart problems in Kenya annually. Many families cannot afford the prohibitive costs of medical care for heart patients abroad as often the intricate surgeries cannot be done in Kenya, especially in leading public hospitals.

To help #SaveBabypeterson or get in touch with their family, contact:

George Muriithi-0711-274-000

Equity Bank A/c No. 0710171415232(Peterson Mwaura Medical Fund Account)

Equitel Paybill : 247247

Safaricom Til Number:625822(Mwaura-Njugu’s Committee)

 

2 Comments
  1. George Wamae says

    Thank you Parents Magazine for highlighting my nephew’s urgent case.The boy,whose only 6 months is looking upon you & me to save his life.He needs 2.5m for a complex heart surgery in India.Kenya doesn’t have the capacity to do such a complex operation.The family only has NHIF but for overseas cases needing such an amount NHIF can only give maximum of 0.5m ,its an urgent case & we’re calling upon Kenyans of good will to help us give the boy another chance in life.Thank you Eddah Mbaya & Yunis Ahmed your help is Heavenly sent,thank you for taking baby Peterson’s case as one of your own.You’ve truly shown great love to our family. A few days you were strangers but now your part of our family.God bless your families.
    Please help us share baby Peterson’s story under hashtag #SaveBabyPeterson.let’s share it on Facebook,whatsapp, &Twitter.let’s tweet,retweet,like & tag our friends.. We count on you our friends ,fellow Kenyans to raise the 2.5M needed for the heart surgery in India.

    Once again thank you #parentsmagazinekenya for sharing our story,let’s share the article widely so that baby Peterson gets to celebrate his 7th month bday a health baby.God bless you all.

    #SaveBabyPeterson

    Mpesa till no.is 625822
    Equity bank a/c 0710171415232
    A/c name is -Peterson Mwaura medical fund
    Equitell Paybill no is 247247

  2. parentske says

    Thanks George .We pray and hope the best for your nephew and your family.

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