Yesterday evening I received a call that shook me to the core. The man on the other end of the line was Joel Sewe. In a low tone, he shared with me how cancer had turned his life upside down. Joel has two sisters; Miriam Sewe and Mary Ajwang who are both afflicted by cancer and needs your help. I’d advise you grab a seat and read Joel’s heartbreaking story below;
My name is Joel Okoth Sewe. I am 33 years old and come from a family of four; two boys and two girls. My dad and mum passed on in the year 2000 and 2004 respectively. I am the only one who holds a stable job in our family and hence I have been supporting my two sisters, Miriam Anyango Sewe and Mary Ajwang in their treatment. It’s been a strenuous four years. This has not only taken a toll on my finances but my emotional well being as well. I currently servicing a staff loan and a credit card debt that I incurred in the course of paying for their treatment. I would appreciate whatever help I can get in helping my two sisters access urgent cancer treatment to enable them participate in Nation building.
Miriam Anyango Sewe aged 31 years old is our last born and is pursuing a diploma in business management at the Kenya Institute of Management. Though she joined KIM (Kenya Institute of Management) in 2010 she has had to defer her studies several times due to illness. Miriam was first diagnosed with Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2011 through an excision biopsy. She underwent six sessions of chemotherapy at Texas cancer centre and 30 sessions of radiation at Kenyatta National Hospital. However, another tumour developed on her left shoulder in December 2014. This was cleared by ten sessions of radiotherapy at Kenyatta National Hospital. Forgot to mention that the wound that resulted from the surgery in May 2011 has not healed completely up to date and has had to go for dressing on a daily basis till now.