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Baby Abshir, boy with a crippling skin disease, to be flown to Nairobi

July 18th, 2016 1 min read

A group of Kenyan well-wishers have come to the rescue of Baby Abshir from Wajir who has been afflicted by an unknown skin disease.

The 10-year-old is scheduled to be airlifted to Wilson Airport Monday morning from where an ambulance will take him to the Kenyatta National Hospital, private wing.

Baby Abshir was born normal but developed a rare skin condition that has left him crippled.

“He cannot walk. He has to crawl to get from point A to B. A group of ‪#‎KOT (Kenyans On Twitter) have come together to see if we can save his life. The appeal is mainly to ensure he gets medical help, and medication that he needs to make his condition bearable,” said Jeremy Mutiso, the Digital Communications Assistant at Inuka Kenya Ni Sisi! LTD.

PHOTOS | COURTESY
PHOTOS | COURTESY

He went on: “A good samaritan has already donated a wheel chair. He has wounds all over his body but mainly on his backside which he has to use to crawl. Another good samaritan has offered to fly him and his mother to Nairobi On Monday 18/7/2016 for admittance at Kenyatta Hospital.”

Eight other cases similar to Abshir’s have already been taken to Wajir referral hospital today, he said, adding that some of the children are from the same family.

KOT are fundraising under the hashtag ‪#‎SaveBabyAbshir.

More to follow…