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Former Atlanta resident who relocated to Kenya suffers massive heart attack, family seeks financial help after surgery

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Our father is an American Citizen living abroad in Kenya. He suffered an acute heart attack and was hospitalized immediately. Unfortunately, Medicare will not cover any amount of it as it is In a foreign country.

He is retired and has no other insurance and must pay the out of pocket cost upfront. Kenyan medical care requires payment first before they initiate any procedure. The Njuguna family would like to ask for financial assistance to help cover our Dad’s hospital costs to avoid denial of life saving medical service in Kenya due to insufficient funds.

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Our goal is to prevent my Dad from having another heart attack and to bring him home to the US so that he can heal and live a long happy life with his Grandchildren and family who love him very much. On September 2nd our father John Njuguna had a heart attack while overseas in Nakuru, Kenya. Our Mom gave him aspirin and quickly rushed him to the hospital hoping for the best.

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Upon arrival at the hospital, my Dad, who was in extreme pain, did not receive timely emergency care because the mandatory payment was not provided. My family paid the sum of $2,000 US dollars up front, and the care he needed to keep him alive was finally provided. The doctors informed us that our Dad had suffered a major heart attack and the care he received broke down the clots, stabilized him, and ultimately saved his life.

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At this point, an angiogram is required to be performed to assess the damage to his heart and to determine the next procedures/treatments that will have to be done. The Dr. is hopeful that once the state of Dad’s coronary arteries is diagnosed and treatment is applied they can effectively prevent recurrence. Dad will have to make a 4 hour trip to Nairobi via an intensive care ambulance for the life saving procedure.

This procedure will be a significant cost to him and his family. The Njuguna family would like to ask for financial assistance to cover the hospital costs to help avoid denial of medical service due to insufficient funds. Thank you!

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  1. Suzanne

    September 8, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Was your father born in America?

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Brampton City in Canada to Honor Kenyans in the Diaspora

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The Kenyan national flag is set to be raised for two weeks in the city of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, in honor of Kenya’s Independence Day.

The flag-hoisting ceremony also seeks to appreciate the participation of Kenyan-Canadians living in Brampton. The ceremony will be held at Brampton City Hall by the Mayor of Brampton, Patrick Brown, on Saturday, December 14th, a day when Kenyans living in Canada will mark the 56th Jamhuri Day.

Several political, community leaders, Federal Members of Parliament, Regional and Municipal Councilors from the Greater Toronto Area are expected to attend the inaugural flag-raising event. A representative from the Kenya High Commission in Canada is also expected to attend.

“This is a great achievement and a milestone not just to the Kenyans living in Canada but to Kenya as a country. We are so proud to have the Canadian government recognize, for the first time, the contributions of Kenyans in this country.”

“This is a significant step towards getting integrated with other communities that form part of the immigrant Canadian society,” said Kenyan Canadian Association (KCA) President Ephraim Mwaura.

 

 

 

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VIDEO-Diaspora meet to address Big Four Agenda

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Opposition leader Raila Odinga, who is also the African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development, will be among prominent leaders who will address the Diaspora convention which is taking place in Nairobi between December 17, 2019 and December 19, 2019 at the Ole Sereni Hotel.

Speaking to the Nation in Nairobi, the President of Kenya Diaspora Alliance (KDA) Shem Ochuodho said among the keynote speakers will be Mr Siddharth Chatterjee UN Resident Coordinator, Danish Ambassador to Kenya Mette Knudsen and Mr Jerome Otieno, Group MD Life, UAP Old Mutual, East Africa.

Prior to the 2017 General Elections, Mr Odinga championed diaspora issues, especially voting rights for Kenyans living abroad.

Dr Ochuodho said the theme for this year’s convention is “Diaspora: The Big Four Agenda”.

On the recently launched Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report, Dr Ochuodho said despite its many flaws, it at least promises to address contentious issues contained in the dual citizenship clause in the Constitution.

“One is that they are talking of doing away with restrictions on dual citizens holding public offices, or to be State officers. Secondly, it is also talking about finding ways in which diaspora can be infused and incentivised to invest at home,” he said.

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SPONSORED: Optiven Thanks Diaspora Community as Hundreds are offered fully Paid Holiday for a Record 6th Time

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Optiven Group has a vision of economically and socially empowering and Transforming the society. As a follow-up to this vision, hundreds of customers whose majority are from Diaspora were given a treat of the end of year at PrideInn Flamingo Beach Resort – Mombasa.

This offer was for all those who had invested during the promotion of Tujibambe Mombasani where one was to purchase and pay a property from 1.7M and above.

This was right on the heels of the prior campaigns as follows:

👉🏽Tembeza Mpenzi – Amboseli https://youtu.be/gdu935WbGcI

👉🏽Dinner with a LION – Maasai Mara https://youtu.be/9PKv6ljLAho

👉🏽Lipa CashTwende Mombasa SEASON 3 https://youtu.be/a8hper39wj0

👉🏽Lipa CashTwende Mombasa SEASON 2 https://youtu.be/ZdvPaEU8EY8

👉🏽Lipa CashTwende Mombasa SEASON 1 https://youtu.be/V80a-jaFZlk

Optiven is happy to bring these great customers together to network. Know each other & build a strong community

We now look forward to rewarding hundreds of customers who are catching up with our current campaign TAJIRIKA NA OPTIVEN APP campaign.

This campaign rewards customers who purchase land through the Optiven App. It also rewards those who refer others through the App. It is a win win as all parties benefit. This is actually giving every Kenyan globally to have a piece of Optiven.

👉🏽Tajirika Na Optiven App – https://youtu.be/2TGPRXffI28

Join the Optiven family today and keep enjoying our Philanthropic offers and give aways from time to time.

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