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Family appeals for Sh5million to take daughter for transplant

It is the dream of every parent to watch their children enjoy robust health and eventually become responsible adults.
But for the family of Francis Mwangi from Chaka, Nyeri County, this dream appear blurred after his daughter Cynthia Wairimu, aged five and half years, developed Fanconi anemia that now requires Sh5 million to treat in India.
Mwangi, 40, and his wife Rose Nyaguthii have exhausted their resources as they sought treatment for their daughter in various local hospitals and finally they have been advised to take their daughter to the foreign country for bone marrow transplant.
Fanconi anemia is a rare and serious inherited blood disorder that leads to bone marrow failure, preventing the body from making enough new blood cells in order to work properly.
It can also cause bone marrow to make faulty blood cells. This can lead to serious health problems such as leukemia, a type of blood cancer.
“We have exhausted all our resources in visiting hospitals for blood transfusion. My daughter has had seven of them and according to doctors, she is now remaining with three,” said the distraught Mwangi at their home in Chaka Friday.
Baby Wairimu has been in and off many hospitals including Nyeri’s Mathari and County Referral hospitals, Kenyatta National Hospital and Getrude Women’s Hospital, with medics advising the family to seek bone marrow transplant in India.
Mwangi said doctors estimated the cost of treatment to go up to Sh5 million and is now appealing to the government, humanitarian organizations and individual well wishers to help him raise the money, in a bid to save his daughter’s life.
Any donation can be sent to M-PESA PAY BILL NUMBER 820512, ACCOUNT NUMBER CYNTHIA WAIRIMU MEDICAL FUND.
Mwangi can also be reached on his mobile 0724 219 741
By Mwangi Gaitha

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