- The family indicated the three children which included a set of twins are aged 18 and 12 respectively developed complications at the age of five
- According to the children's mother Jesica Opuru, one of the boy's condition had worsened to an extent he could neither eat nor bathe by himself
- Jesica, a mother of eight, said she was forced to abandon all other household activities to care for the three children
- Their parents said they were referred to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital for treatment but could not raise transport cost, leave alone treatment fees
- The boys' father Disma Opuru said they underwent routine vaccination after birth and their family had no such history
All is not well for a family in Okiporo village in Busia county after three of their children became crippled due to a mysterious medical conditions medics could not conclusively treat.
According to the family, their sons Kelvin Okipuru 18, and his 12-year-old twin brothers, Leon and Jefta Opuru, had been gradually rendered immobile by a disease which they developed shortly after being born normally.
In a report by KNA seen by NAIJ.com, on Saturday, September 1, the boys' father Dismas Opuru said the condition first affected Kelvin who is in standard four at Apegei Special School in Teso South sub-county.
"The condition began with Kelvin. He began having problems with walking after he joined Standard one and was completely unable to walk despite treatment in several hospitals. His brothers developed same complications when they clocked five years. Currently they can only crawl," said crestfallen Dismas, a father of eight.
The peasant farmer raised concern that the three boys' health was deteriorating by the day and appealed for financial assistance to help them access specialised therapy to save them from adverse effects.
"We have weathered a decade of agony trying to help the three children. We have tried our best and taken them to different public hospitals across the county because that is only what we can afford but nothing has changed," said Jesica Opuru, the boys' mother.
Jesica confided that one of the boy's situation has worsened to a level that he could not do basic activities for himself forcing her to abandon all other activities to care for him.
"I have to feed, bathe and even turn him in the bed. I have been forced to stay at home to take care of them at the expense of all other activities. We don't know where all these could have come from because our family trees don't have anyone with such conditions," she added.
She said they had been referred to Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret but could not even afford to travel there with the three affected children.
Jude Taabu a physiotherapist at Alupe sub-county hospital where the three had been receiving care said the boys had a history of paralysis and needed more specialised attention to unravel the exact cause of the condition and stop further damage.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that a limbless Australian preacher, Nick Vujicic, shared cute photos with his family on the beach.
Nick Vujicic seems to be living life normally and happily despite his condition. He shared several cute photos of himself with his wife and four kids.
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