Well-known gospel DJ DJ Krowbar, who has won numerous awards, has appealed to the public for donations to help him support Wanjiru Karumba, his wife, who is now fighting kidney disease.
During an interview with Lulu Hassan, the gifted mixmaster opened up about their difficult path and discussed the life-altering medical diagnosis that they received.
It all began in April 2022 when Wanjiru’s lethargy, appetite loss, and swelling legs led her to seek immediate medical assistance.
“I rushed to the hospital and they checked all the organs to ensure I could not get a stroke or heart attack. I was called to the hospital after the tests. They said I had an acute kidney injury. Unfortunately, the doctor told us that there is no treatment, and I had to start with dialysis,” Wanjiru explained.
The medical disorder known as acute kidney damage occurs when the kidneys suddenly stop functioning properly.
The couple sought out several medical opinions as they accepted the seriousness of the situation. During that time, DJ Krowbar significantly reduced his weight.
“I could not sleep and it was tough for both of us. We went to the third hospital and they referred to the first hospital just to verify. They had to manage the pressure so that we start treatment. I was in HDU for one week waiting her pressure to rise again. Mental health due to denial was at stake. I had also lost a lot of weight,” Wanjiru recounted.
This week’s Wednesday saw DJ Krowbar post on social media about his wife’s severe condition. Wanjiru, whose therapy is currently nearing its end, needs a kidney transplant, which is expected to cost at least Sh6 million.
Despite their lack of resources, the couple is optimistic that they can overcome their difficulties with the help of well-wishers, and DJ Krowbar is urging the people to stick with them.
“When this journey began, I remember joining hands with my wife saying, ‘One day we shall see the end of this.’ Now the end is right ahead of us, and we need your prayers and financial help to hold our hands to make this miracle a reality,” he said.
In a touching video message, DJ Krowbar praised his wife for her resilience and bravery in the face of adversity.