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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”
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”
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”
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