Former queen of radio and TV, Njambi Koikai has called on Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho to help her settle her medical bills.
In her moving plea to the governor, Njambi recounted how she has knocked all the doors seeking assistance as her family was plunged into a financial crisis due to her late grandmother's cancer and her illness.
“I have tried everything. I have knocked on all the doors you can ever think of. Today I humbly ask you my fam to kindly help me tag His Excellency Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan to kindly assist me with this last part of the fundraiser,” read part of her post.
She explained that she needed to raise Sh2.4 million in order to finish the much needed therapies and a huge medical bill.
“I kindly need to raise Sh2.4 million in order to finish the much needed therapies and pending hospital bill. It's not been easy for me to focus on healing and fundraising at the same time,” she said in her social media post.
Once a bubbly, outgoing radio and TV host, Njambi was diagnosed with stage four endometriosis that she said ravaged her body for 19 years and spread to her lungs and chest area. She has undergone 16 surgeries including some in USA.
All through, she has been relying on friends, family and well-wishers to raise funds for her treatment.
Hey fam. I am a firm believer in TRYING no matter the outcome. My name is Mary Njambi Koikai, a stage 4 Endometriosis survivor. The disease had ravaged my body for 19years and 3 years ago it spread to my lungs and chest area. This disease was causing my lungs to collapse every month while i was on my period. I have undergone 16 surgeries including the main surgeries here in Atlanta, Georgia. I have never had a painless period since i was 13years old. Doctors tried everything on me. I tried everything you can think of until my gynaecologist told me i needed specialised treatment. I went online and properly searched for doctors. I found them. I gave it a shot to send in my medical records. I was accepted for treatment. Unfortunately my family was trying to come out of a financial crisis due to my late grandma's cancer and my illness. I have SURVIVED. There are days when I've been in great pain but i keep trying. This is a cancer-like disease, affecting over 200 million women worldwide. Battling it is all God. I have tried everything. I have knocked on all the doors you can ever think of. Today i humbly ask you my fam as #Jahmbyarmy to kindly help me tag His Excellency Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho @joho_001 to kindly assist me with this last part of the fundraiser. I kindly need to raise Kshs. 2.4 million in order to finish the much needed therapies and pending hospital bill. It's not been easy for me to focus on healing and fundraising at the same time. Kindly help me tag him and get his attention @joho_001 It never hurt to try. Thank you fam and God bless you. #jahmbyarmy #thoracicendometriosis #endometriosis #endowarrior #endofighter
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Her plea comes just days after former The Trend presenter Ciru Muriuki revealed that she too is fighting the dreaded disease.
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