THE PRINCE ABURA SICKLE CELL FUND
Raised KES 4,052,557
Goal KES 4,700,000
Raising funds for Prince Abura urgent treatment in London.
My son Prince was born with Sickle Cell Anemia. About five years ago, it got complicated with a heart disorder that has kept him in chronic crises and is now affecting other organs. The disorder can be treated and we have assistance from a facility in London to treat him at almost no cost as it is a very expensive procedure. However, we are raising funds to enable the other costs such as the airlift and recuperation requirements. I believe that he will be able to live a normal life after he gets this treatment and seek your kind assistance towards this. I have tried to raise funds twice before but both times were totally unsuccessful. I am not giving up. I know that we can raise this money and will not stop till I get him the treatment he needs. I need your kind assistance.
Thanx and God Bless!
Since Achiengs passings on 20th October, Prince has had a number of complications and is currently admitted at The Aga Khan Hospital. We are hopeful that he will quickly be back on his feet and we can proceed with the arrangements for him to travel to United Kingdom. Our committee is in close communication with Achieng and Princes' immediate family and we have cooped a media consultant who will assist us, pro bono, in this noble effort.
We are indebted to all of you, Lydias friends, family, relatives and fans for your support. This could not have been done without you. We will keep updating you on both his and our progress. Once again. Thank you.
We wish to thank all those who have contributed to the Prince Abura fundraising effort and particularly the media and media personalities who have given us exposure and helped to bring about the success of this effort.
In particular we would like to thank, Larry Madawo, Sheila Manyingha, Michelle Lisboa, Iddi Achieng,Hellen, Suzanne Owiyo, Edward Kwach, Tom Mboya and many many others without whose help we would not be where we are today.
We also wish to thank those who supported us financially and otherwise as we laid Achieng Abura to rest at the families Kipsitoi Farm. Thanks to all those who came to the funeral and condoled with her family.
Prince was discharged the day before his mother was laid to rest and traveled to Songhor for the funeral. After a procedure done at Aga Khan hospital a few days before, he has since stabilized and has been eating and sleeping well and regaining his strength.
In the meantime, Lucie has been to the UK and been in contact with the two hospitals we were referred to by Achieng. Unfortunately it seems they will not admit Prince unless he is covered by the NHS (National Health Service) which could only happen if Prince was enrolled in college there. The cost of seeking Sickle Cell treatment without this coverage is beyond us.
We immediately set about looking for alternatives and have been in touch with the Indian High Commission to see if they have any leads that can assist us pursue treatment in India.
Last Saturday we had a fruitful meeting with Princes family to deliberate on the way forward and will meet again later this month and they are also helping guide us on whats best for him.
His Doctor in Nairobi Dr Riyat is also assisting to see if we can find an institution in India that can treat his condition. We wish to emphasize that there is managing his condition which can be done in Nairobi (even though it may be better managed abroad) and treatment which will mean he will be free of the debilitating conditions of sickle cell and able to lead a full and productive life. The latter is what we are seeking to do.
We do also have a contact in America who is pursuing a few institutions there that specialize in Sickle Cell treatment.
As we continue to consult we are also getting second opinions this coming week from two different medical experts to help us make an informed decision about where he would get the best treatment at a cost we can afford.
We will keep of updating you on the progress as we come to a decision.
Once again. Thank you all for the tremendous support you have given us.