Dennis, a loving husband and father of two, was diagnosed with a resistant form of acute myeloid leukaemia in January 2018.
Dennis’ treatment journey taken him around the globe from Kenya to India but he is now reliant on a bone marrow transplant from a stranger as his best chance of survival.
Dennis’ wife, Nancy, explains the struggle the family has faced on the journey thus far:
“My name is Nancy and I am the wife of Dennis from Nairobi Kenya.
I am a mother of two. I have a three year old daughter and a newborn son. Upon diagnosis, Dennis was immediately admitted and we were advised to take him to South Africa for bone marrow transplant.
The cost for treatment in South Africa was incredibly expensive at 12 million Kenyan shillings so we opted to go to India. We raised money for the treatment through fundraisers and selling off our land. Dennis finally travelled to India on 6th February 2018 to begin the treatment. Unfortunately, after two sessions of chemotherapy, the doctor confirmed the leukemia was resistant.
Dennis was supposed to undergo bone marrow transplant in April this year but this failed as none of his four siblings matched. It has been hard for me, especially when I was pregnant. I was afraid for my unborn child but I thank God because I had a safe delivery.
In Kenya we do not have any register where we can search for a donor. Please help me, help us find a donor for Dennis. The Apollo hospital In India could not find a donor for him. I pray that God provides a match for him.”
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