I Interrupt the Bright Lights for this Announcement

On Sunday, I posted about the bright lights of my city. Now I post about a dimming light which has come to my attention. I do hope you will take a moment to read and try to put yourself in this young man's shoes.

The young man's name is Edwin and he is 21.  My friend Jonah at Missions of Hope has assisted Edwin in having a Bone Marrow Aspiration test done at the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu, Kenya.

The medical report says that Edwin has a massive hepatosplenomegaly and is recommended to have a peripheral smear for conclusive opinion of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.  I don't pretend to understand all of this report and the numbers involved. After google searching I see that this is a very serious condition.

Like most Kenyan families, Edwin's family cannot afford any kind of sustained medical attention and assistance.

I've learned that Edwin's mother has already sold almost everything they own to help with the travel and medical costs associated with getting to the hospital in Kisumu. What we are praying for is someone who could step forward and help Edwin and his family from A-Z, that is, with the continuation of his diagnosis and throughout his medical  treatment. I know there are people out there who could, and would do this, if they only heard about the need.  

We are asking if you would be so good as to share this story as broadly as possible. At the bottom of this post you will find share buttons. It is very easy to share this story on Facebook and Twitter or via email with your friends; even to blog about it on your own blog.  We also value your prayers.

I will provide updates on my blog as they come available. Please check back. Thank you for your time and attention. Blessings!

If you can help Edwin directly with your finances, please let us know or simply send your gift to kerichojoy[at]gmail[com] via Pay Pal

February 29, 2012 - Update: Jonah will be escorting Edwin to hospital tomorrow to see what next steps will be for Edwin. I have also written to an organization to see if they might help Edwin. We covet your prayers .


23 comments:

  1. This is so terrible, Penny. I looked it up and it sure doesn't look good, with both the liver and spleen involved. I do hope my contribution will help.
    Love and prayers, K

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    1. Kay, God bless you. I'm humbled by your speedy response. I do so want to get some help to this young man. The sooner we can get him some help, the better his chances will be. Thanks again and please do continue to keep him on your prayer list my friend. P

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  2. It breaks my heart to think of all the children in need. He looks like a fine young man. I hope he'll be able to get the treatment he needs.

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    1. Thank you for your kind heart and your kind comments. It would be great if you were able to share this story with your friends. Blessings.

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  3. thank you for what you are doing to help make this world a better place for all people..we are all in this world together.
    We happily give our donations to the missionaries that come to our church....God bless all of you.

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    1. I'm glad you give to missions :=) I'd ask for your prayers for this one, Edwin. Thank you.

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  4. Such a desperate situation for him Penny. He will be in my thoughts, hoping that he gets the assistance he needs.

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  5. What a sad story and indeed desperate situation. I will keep him in my thoughts.

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  6. I am a nurse and will keep him in my thoughts and prayers! So hard when you don't have health insurance or means to pay.
    My heart goes out to him!
    Miss Bloomers

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  7. Thank you ladies for your kind thoughts and prayers for Edwin. I am believing for his needs to be met. Blessings.

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  8. This is so heart wrenching. My prayers go out to the family.

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  9. Yes, a dramatic situation, I wish Edwin the best. Greetings.

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  10. Bless you for all you're doing to help. Getting the word out is surely going to result in prayers and we hop it will also result in finding someone there on the ground in Kenya to help.

    Linda

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  11. I commend you for your compassion and promise you that I am praying for Edwin. God is able to do all things that are needed in this case!

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  12. Thank you, LV, Leovi, Linda and Fred. I believe prayer can move mountains and it encourages me to know you are praying for Edwin too. Blessings to all of you.

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  13. So sorry for your friend, Edwin. I will be praying for him. Tweeted your story.

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  14. thank you for sharing and opening hearts to the struggles outside the comforts of our homes...blessings~

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    1. Thank you, Ells for visiting and commenting. Blessings. xx

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  15. Dear Joyful,
    Thank you for sharing Edwin's story. I will keep him in my prayers, for complete and rapid healing by the Great Physician.
    Thank you also for visiting & commenting on Saved by Grace! Your blog is a blessing and I am now following it, and I invite you to follow Saved by Grace also:
    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/
    Love in Him,
    Laurie Collett

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  16. Beyond sad, will be raying for this precious young man.

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