My father JOSEPH PETER MWANGI was diagnosed with colon cancer with serious anemic symptoms in early November 2017, this is after a long journey of recurrent stomach discomfort and pain which had led to him getting to the point of having a hard time functioning. After many hospital trips we were advised to do an endoscopy and CT scan on the stomach which both revealed he had an invasive tumor in the right colon with more tests showing it could be cancerous.
Due to his elderly age of 74 years and diabetic condition the consulting doctor advised that he urgently needed to undergo more medical diagnosis known as PET–CT scan that would clearly help in providing accurate details regarding the stage of the cancer and the treatment. The PET-CT scan is not available in Kenya and only available in India as the next nearest destination for this medical procedure. We successfully managed to get him in India where after the checks he urgently underwent 4 hours of surgery to remove the cancerous tumor.
The total budget for the lab tests and surgery amounted to 9000USD which by the grace of God we have been able to clear. After the biopsy of the tumor the doctor report prescribed 12cycles of chemotherapy will be done fortnightly and should start soonest funds are available for the next 6 months.
EACH CYCLE COSTS 1500USD THAT LEADS TO A FINAL TOTAL BUDGET OF 18000USD FOR THE COMPLETE TREATMENT PLAN.
In this regard we URGENTLY appeal for your generous support through your contribution towards settling the medical bill. This will ensure that J.P Mwangi does not miss or delay accessing his bi weekly chemotherapy treatment which raises his hopes of his journey towards full recovery. You will surely be counted as one who gave towards saving a life and giving hope.