(Last Updated On: April 6, 2018)
Jahmby Koikai is currently in the United States for her surgery to treat her thoracic endometriosis after raising close to Ksh8.9 million million to fund the procedure. However, it appears she may need an extra Ksh7.6 million after needing extra treatment after the surgery. She thought she would be out after 3 days but the hospital had to keep her for an extra 21 days. She posted:
Thanks to your generous support, I successfully received surgery for my thoracic endometriosis in Atlanta, US on 1st March 2018, from some of the best surgeons in the world. Initially, it was anticipated that I would leave the hospital within three days of receiving surgery. However, due to several complications especially caused by the delicate state of my lungs, I required intensive care which meant I was hospitalised for 21 days. Your generous contribution in my initial fundraiser raised 8.9million shillings (USD $89 000), which covered the cost of the surgery, travelling and lodging. The extra treatment, medication and post-surgery therapy has raised the bill by an additional 7.6million shillings (USD $76 000 or GBP £54 000). I cannot say it enough or more sincerely, your response to my initial fundraiser was tremendous, and may you all be blessed abundantly. Having no health insurance, the initial funds raised were exhausted due to the long hospitalisation. I am therefore running a second round of fundraising to help settle the outstanding bill amounting to 7.6 million shillings (USD $76 000). I urgently require your help to settle this bill, and any amount that you contribute will go a long way in helping me to finally have my life back.
With the generous support of friends, family, and goodwill donors, I am fighting to get my life back and I look forward to dedicating my life to raising awareness about endometriosis and most importantly, giving hope to those who, just like me, cannot afford the costly medical treatment required. Together we can remind everyone suffering from endometriosis that they too can have their life back… Please use Paybill number 490681 to contribute, or click the link on my bio to contribute on gofundme. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
With love and gratitude,