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Vincent Asa Mutai Rob caught a chronic lung infection in May 2007 that not only claimed his left lung, but has also subjected him to seven (7) major thoracic surgeries, persistent respiratory system discomfort and pain.
He remains unwell and in need of urgent medical attention despite all the surgeries and the numerous prolonged hospital admissions. The current condition is called Persistent BronchoPleural Fistula post Pneumonectomy with Empyema and due to this; he now suffers great respiratory discomfort including difficulty in breathing, occasional shortness of breath, persistent cough, inability to lie on his right side, constrained physical activity, fatigue and chest pains. He also has a wound called an Eloesser Window below his left arm to facilitate drainage of pus from the pleural cavity where the left lung was. His remaining right lung remains at risk of similar damage due to the existing communication with the infected left chest cavity. Signs of this damage have been noted in latest CT scans and X-Rays.
Doctors and hospitals here in Kenya do not seem to have a forthcoming solution to his medical condition. He has been subjected to seven major thoracic surgeries since August 2008 and all have been unsuccessful. In total, he has been admitted fourteen (14) times at Nairobi Hospital (9 admissions), Aga Khan University Hospital (2 admissions) Coptic Hospital (1admission) and Kenyatta National Hospital (2 admissions) and he is yet to recover. To date, the medical expenses incurred locally due to his condition range above KSh 9 million of which a big portion has been fully settled. Thanks to his family, friends, well wishers and insurance companies.
Due to the escalating costs and lack of a clear solution to his medical condition here in the country, opinions of experienced doctors abroad have been sought. These doctors agree the condition is complicated, but they do have a solution to the problem due to their exposure, experience and access to advanced medical technology required to resolve Vincent’s medical complication.
The biggest hurdle to obtaining the help of these overseas doctors is obviously financial. The condition to date has claimed a significant portion of Vincent’s family’s resources and is now unable to raise the required finances for this treatment abroad. The cheapest option based on the cost estimates received from hospitals in the countries abroad (Israel, Egypt, UK, India, USA and Belgium) is India with a quote of Ksh2.5 Million inclusive of travel arrangements.
We are therefore making this humble appeal to you friends, family members, well wishers, yes you too……. to come and support Vincent obtain this urgent medical attention abroad and help him get back his physical health again. Thank you in advance and God bless you as you accept to contribute to this worthy cause.
You can make your contributions to:
Kenya Commercial Bank
A/C Name: Vincent Asa Mutai Rob
A/C No: 1128068443
Branch: Kipande House
For people living outside Kenya, KCB’s Swift Code is KCBLKENX or
Moneygram: Vincent Asa Mutai Rob. ID No. 23734962
MPesa A/C: 0721352639
Airtel /ZAP: 0734352639
Committee meets every Wednesdays at 1730HRs at All Saints Cathedral, Nairobi
July 14th – Aug 3rd – Virtual Harambee, collection of any contributions and taking of pledges
Aug 3rd – Major Harambee in Nairobi and actualisation of pledges
Aug 8th – Vince flies to India for treatment
Watch as Vince explains his illness.