A young woman from Mombasa county who is suffering from a skin condition that has paralysed part of her body, will receive specialist treatment at the Nairobi Hospital
Mariam Abdallah Kombo developed fibromatosis in class 7 at age 15 a condition where the skin on her back and part of her head has protruded causing paralysis.
Kombo who lives with an aunt in Changamwe area in Mombasa county had to discontinue her studies after completing primary school in 2008 because of the condition. Both her parents died when she was three, living her in the care of her aunt.
“Am proud of her and it is painful seeing her go through this condition before attaining her goals in life.” her aunt Mariam Mwijaka said.
Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko in partnership with Nairobi Hospital will cater for the girlâ€™s treatment through the Sonko Rescue team. Speaking to media on Saturday, Sonko said he had a successful meeting with Fred Mailu, Nairobi Hospital CEO and assured that the operation to remove the growth will be conducted early next week.
“I was touched after the pictures went viral on social media ,my team and i with the help of Nairobi Hospital has vowed to help the girl regain her health and continue with her studies,” Sonko said