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Geoffrey: one boy, perthes disease, 3 heart defects, and acute stigmatization

Geoffrey and his twin brother, Wainaina, are 14 years old. They are the last born children in their family. They have two sisters and a brother. They live in Limuru, a cool and wet agricultural countryside in the highlands of Kenya. Geoffrey always appeared physically weaker than his twin since birth and his development milestonesContinue reading “Geoffrey: one boy, perthes disease, 3 heart defects, and acute stigmatization”

7 years ago- today. Kelvin’s new lease of life

It is a fairly chilly morning when the Care For A Child’s Heart (CFACH) team arrive at Kelvin Irungu’s home in the transit town of Mlolongo, Machakos County. Kelvin Irungu and his two brothers; Reagan and Maxwell are cuddled together in one seat watching cartoons. It had rained the previous night and so their motherContinue reading “7 years ago- today. Kelvin’s new lease of life”

Rising above Rheumatic Heart Disease: Patricia’s journey

The click clack of her high heels announces somebody is coming into the office. It is most likely our expected guest, Patricia Mwende, who is joining as an intern. She steps in with her smile ear to ear, almost instantly warming up an otherwise chilly morning.  We are glad to receive her; because the positionContinue reading “Rising above Rheumatic Heart Disease: Patricia’s journey”

#Run with Solo: CFACH president running 2020 Kms to raise support for programs

Solomon Musyimi grew up in Nairobi before moving to the United States 20 years ago for further studies. He is grateful to have a healthy heart and this drives his passion to help children with heart defects get the medical help they need to lead normal lives. The Lenana School alumnus is the President ofContinue reading “#Run with Solo: CFACH president running 2020 Kms to raise support for programs”


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