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I'm Joseph Ngigi a programmer, musician and band leader at my local church CITAM Ngong based in Kenya, I was diagnosed with severe Ulcerative Colitis in the year 2017 with three quarter of the colon affected at the time hence I'd like to request for your help.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, also known as the colon, in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous. The combination of inflammation and ulceration can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent emptying of the colon.
Ulcerative colitis is the result of an abnormal response by your body's immune system. Normally, the cells and proteins that make up the immune system protect you from infection. In people with IBD, however, the immune system mistakes food, bacteria, and other materials in the intestine for foreign or invading substances. When this happens, the body sends white blood cells into the lining of the intestines, where they produce chronic inflammation and ulcerations.
Initially I responded well to treatment but the last one year has been a struggle for me. The medication I have been using aim at suppressing my immune system which has seen me exposed to numerous opportunistic infections in the long run. I have been struggling with my normal day to day activities like work and social life due to the debilitating symptoms.
Currently my response to medication has been poor and It is for this reason that I have consulted with specialists locally and have been referred for specialized treatment in India to improve my quality of life and help me be able to handle my day to day activities.
Treatment cost is estimated at about 1.5 million Kenyan shillings. So far we have managed to raise Ksh. 800,000. Trusting God the figure will rise to assist in proper planning for the medical trip which had been scheduled for 31st May 2019.
Your generous contributions will go a long way in seeing this bill offset. May the Almighty God bless you as you plan to partner with us by making a contribution and spreading my story within your circles and on your social media platforms.
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MORE ABOUT JOSEPH:
Joseph Ngigi is a dedicated technologist. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Microprocessor Technology & Instrumentation from The University of Nairobi and works as an Embedded Systems Specialist in a Fintech in Nairobi.He's passionate about Hardware systems and electronics.
Besides work, Ngigi is a gifted worship Musician and currently serves as the Band leader at CITAM Ngong where he attends church. In his days at the University, he served as Band Director at SALT(an affiliate ministry of Mamlaka Hill Chapel that reaches out to University students), a role he carried out so effortlessly. He highly values mentorship, a virtue that has seen him raise a number of people he has worked and interacted with, to become successful worship instrumentalists.
He is the founder and visionary of Hope for Ulcerative Colitis Kenya, https://hopeforuc.wixsite.com/website.
An online based resource center for Ulcerative colitis patients and caregivers, that seeks to reach out to create awareness, share success stories in managing the condition and link up newly diagnosed individuals with trained specialists. There is very little information in Kenya regarding Ulcerative colitis and there are very few doctors that help manage it. The cost of maintenance and medication locally is very expensive, Joseph is dedicated and determined to change this.