I am a GP at LITHI Clinic (Living in Total Health Initiative)
The clinic is at Kiambiu one of the slum settlements in Nairobi, Kenya.
My encounter with sick people led to my desire to work with them, changing their thought patterns to build resilience and strength in overcoming sickness, and further working with the community on prevention. I myself went through chronic terminal illness, however I chose to approach the challenge with positivity and strength. I am now healthy and vibrant pursuing my life dreams.
I was widowed in 2009 and this took me through what Miriam Neff describes: “We change, much of it is good. Becoming faith filled because we can’t face the day any other way, strong because we have no choice, compassionate because our heart has been broken, determined to give love and to reconnect with it because widows lose 75% of their friendships.”
I totally agree with Miriam; No one can comfort a widow like another widow – a connecting and believing friend. For this reason I started looking out for and working with other widows and encouraging them.