- A young Kenyan man fighting cancer is calling on Kenyans for assistance
- Tom Robert Ouko a 26-year-old university student was diagnosed with colon cancer in November 2016
- The young man is appealing for contributions to undergo life saving treatment in India
A young university student is urgently calling for assistance from Kenyans.
YEN.com.gh reported Tom Robert Ouko, a 26-year-old fifth-year medical student at University of Nairobi, was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in November 2016.
Ouko is appealing for contributions to help him undergo life saving treatment in India.
Ouko in a post on Facebook narrated how in February 2016, he was mis-diagnosed with Crohns disease and put on medication which is suspected to have aggravated his condition.
In December 2016, Ouko managed to fly to India for tests and treatment after family and friends contributed funds for him.
''Upon arrival in India they did several tests and a whole body PET scan which revealed that the colon tumor had spread to my backbone, two hip bones and liver,
''The doctors noted that I would need to be put on chemotherapy and targeted therapy treatment of six (6) cycle each for three months after which a review will be done and possibly surgery,'' Ouko posted.
Ouko now urgently needs KSh 5.91 million (GHC2.4b) for a full treatment in India.
''So far my response has been said to be well. I do have faith that this battle I will win and pursue my dream of becoming a Doctor, that through my hands someone else will see life,'' Ouko said.
Kenyans can assist Ouko through M-PESA Pay-bill number: 350576 Account Number: ID number / Phone number in Kenya.
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