There’s No Hope Unmingled With Fear, No Fear Unmingled With Hope.
What happens when people come together? A 9 year old girl gets the chance to access treatment and work towards living her dream of being a doctor.
Twelve years ago, Godfery Hinga and Teresia Mukami were a ball of excitement when they got their bundle of joy Eunice. The bubbly and lively soul brought so much joy to her family. It was a smooth beautiful five years before they first experienced a change in Eunice’s health.
The symptoms first begun with wounds on her feet. At first it seemed normal but with time the wounds became so notorious that Eunice could not walk anymore. As any concerned parent, Godfery and Teresia took their daughter to hospital with the hope of finding out what was wrong. It was then that Eunice was diagnosed with a disease called Scleroderma. Scleroderma is an umbrella term for rare severe autoimmune skin conditions that may result in changes to the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. The skin conditions are mainly characterized by the thickening of the skin and is often thought of as a disease with genetic components.
This diagnosis started a walk of faith for Godfery and Teresia as they did not how they were going to afford treatment for their daughter. For some time, Eunice received treatment in Kenyatta National Hospital and Kiambu Hospital before meeting her guardian angels Ndungu Nyoro, MC Kim and Prince Paul in 2017. The group of three used the power of social media platforms to get help for Eunice. By making posts on Facebook about Eunice’s condition, the family was able to get help. It was then that they learnt about M-Changa.
“M-Changa has really helped us because all the money Kenyan’s donated went to M-Changa. It is good and I can tell all Kenyans to open an account there if they need help. We have worked smoothly with them and have not had any problems. They have helped us.” says Teresia Mukami.
Through the Eunice Wanjiku Medical Fund on M-Changa, the family has been able to raise KES 5,679,221 which has enabled Eunice receive treatment. The donations have also made it possible for the family to afford the special diet Eunice requires. Although Eunice is yet to regain her ability to walk, she now lives a pretty normal life. She is currently on homeschooling and is taught Mathematics, English, Kiswahili and Basic Science by her dedicated teacher Mary Njeri. After completing her education, Eunice hopes to become a doctor so she can help treat people with conditions similar to hers.
Thank you for being part of Eunice’s healing. Because of you, we now know that with MChanga #NoOneFightsAlone.
As we’re all too familiar, large expenses such as medical costs come at unexpected times. This makes them almost impossible to plan for financially creating the need to fund raise from family, friends and even strangers. To start your own fundraiser, use this link.
M-Changa is a Kenyan online fundraising platform that was launched in 2012 to make fundraising more convenient, more efficient and more secure than the traditional harambee. To date, over 30,000 fundraisers have raised millions of dollars from over 500,000 contributors.