Beatrice Ihwagi (mother) and eldest daughter Ruth Ihwagi a likely kidney donor should her medical tests match and align with the mothers medical needs. By Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
Community Appeal: Prayers & Fundraising to help meet medical expenses of Beatrice Ihwagi of Lowell,Massachusetts
Beatrice Ihwagi, 50 a long time resident of Lowell Massachusetts,a mother of four children,Ruth,Ornan,Netta and Hanna and a very active member of the Kenyan community, was diagnosed with a rare form of Kidney disease in 2010.
She’s been undergoing treatment in the local hospitals.
Unfortunately in December 2014, her renal function worsened and was subsequently diagnosed with stage 5 Kidney failure,thus necessitating Dialysis and/or Kidney transplant from a suitable donor.
Netta,Hanna,Ornan,Beatrice Ihwagi and Ruth pose for a photo after attending a Church Service at PCEA NEEMA Church in Lowell,Massachusetts. Pic Sam Mwaura/Samrack Media
She is currently in the process of undergoing rigorous testing including 3 surgeries in the last 7 months to place an emergency fistula and grafts in case of needed emergency dialysis.
She has not been able to return to work since December,2014
Anyone who knows Beatrice Ihwagi can agree with me that she is the most selfless,generous and caring kindred soul.
She is appealing for help from Family ,friends and the community as she fights this scourge to help pay for the hefty medical bills already incurred and more anticipated.
There will be a fundraiser on Sunday September 27th 2015 at Neema P.C.E.A Church of Lowell,Massachusett. 450 Chelmsford St, Lowell, ma 01851 Time 4PM
Diligent prayers are requested and generous financial contributions from Family and Friends and the Community in general.
More details will be availed as communicated by the Ihwagi family and the fundraising committee.
Contact information: Ruth Ihwagi 978-277-8647 or Beatrice Ihgwagi 602-770-8020