A 29-year-old widow from Mayenje Ward in Matayos Constituency is
appealing to well-wishers to help her raise Sh500, 000 to enable her
undergo a brain tumor removal operation.
Pauline Auma Wandera told the press on Friday that she was diagnosed
with brain tumor at Jamu Imaging Centre Limited in Busia town in
November 2017 after she was referred for a CT scan.
I started having persistent headaches in 2011. I visited many
hospitals including one in Tororo, Uganda in vain. On several
occasions I was diagnosed with malaria or typhoid while at times the
tests turned negative. It was until late last year when the CT scan
tests revealed I had a brain tumor, Auma narrated.
I am now suffering from persistent headaches, memory lapse and poor
vision, she recounted, adding that the tumor is almost turning her
into an epileptic as she collapses frequently.
Auma revealed that her husband, who died in April 2017, left her with
one child while she was expectant for her second born who is now four
Auma’s aunt Roseta Emoto who is now living with her and her two
children said they have been forced to appeal to well-wishers through the media
as they could not be able to raise the required money for the surgery.
According to Busia County Director of Medical Services Janerose
Ambuchi, Auma could only seek the required treatment at Eldoret Referral
hospital or Kenyatta National Hospital.
She said the growth of the tumor was exerting pressure on the brain
leading to frequent headaches and memory lapses.
Ambuchi said Auma would be back to normal once the tumor has been removed.
Well-wishers can channel their contributions to Safaricom pay bill
number is 777515, Account Number. 0480191291709.
Source: Kenya News Agency