Anne Opiyo is a Kenyan Woman who has lived in Providence RI since 2001. She is the mother of Tony, Frank and Gilly. Tony and Frank attend college in Kenya while Gilly, a 16 years old man lives with Anne. Her husband died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in 2010. Anne was diagnosed with a non-cancerous tumor in her brain which was removed in April 2017. After the surgery, Anne suffered severe brain damage resulting in major memory loss, inability to walk and to this date she has not regained much control over her bodily functions. She is wheelchair bound and is at this time hospitalized at Eleanor Slater, a long term care facility in Rhode Island.
After Anne was taken ill, a person who lived with her has totally abused her resources including bank accounts and now her home is facing foreclosure, he has disposed of one of her vehicles and we as a family are working really hard to secure whatever assets may be salvageable while at the same time looking for funds to secure her home as she has valuable equity in the home.
We have been meeting as a committee and have decided to conduct a fundraiser on 12/23/2017 at 4pm. The harambee will be at St. James African Community Church located at 126 Bank Street in Attleboro MA.
- Reverend Canon Paul Mwaniki, St James Church, Attleboro, MA
- Reverend Jamlick Wairimu, Emmanuel Christian Church Pawtucket, RI
- Mr. and Mrs. Isaac and Dora Gwendo, Manitoba, Canada
- Herine Owuor, Cumberland, RI
- Philip and Pauline Anyango, Albany, NY
- Jedidah Mukiri, Houston, TX
The masters of ceremony are:
- Amos Wang’ombe
- George Kimani (Alternate)
The gofundme link is: https://www.gofundme.com/anne-opiyo-medical-fund?