A rare cancer has robbed a 16-year-old boy in kwale of his sight after one of his eyes was removed.
Samson Mwangale is now in Coast General hospital fighting for his life.
According to Doctor, Tendon Zoka, The boy was diagnosed and admitted in their facility on December 6, 2022 with a rare cancer called orbital tumors which oftenly strikes children.
Dr. Zoka said an emergency scan conducted on December 22, 2022 discovered mass abnormal growths of tissues in the structures that surrounded the boy’s right eye which forced them to remove it completely.
The second born boy in a family of seven says the condition first developed in August last year while he was in school and started itching, then the eye began swelling. The boy says the condition worsened as days went on until the eye pop out and could not see anymore nor go to school. He expressed his gratitude to ‘Mombasa cement’’ who paid for his specialist medical treatment.
The boy says his devastated parents, who are hard up farmers in Lungalunga, are hugely grateful for all the support they have received to treat their beloved son.
He said his family could not afford to pay for the high cost of the painful condition and described the investor who came to his rescue as a blessing.
He was speaking to journalists on Wednesday from a hospital bed at the coast general and referral hospital where sponsors who paid for the crucial operation had visited him.
Mwangale who medics at the coast general hospital say is now free of cancer, can see out of one eye and is looking forward to starting school so as ensure his dream of becoming a doctor come true.
In a message to residents of Mombasa, Dr. Zoka asked anyone with similar signs to quickly visit a nearby hospital so as detect the disease while at an early stage.
Samir Ballo, a representative from Mombasa cement who paid the kshs.369, 000 cost of eye surgery said they will continue to financially support the boy’s education and his poor family as well as he told of their delight at the boy’s incredible recovery.