Kenyans cannot get enough of terminally ill cancer Aden’s smile
Despite being given less than three months to live by his doctors, a terminally ill cancer patient has warmed the hearts of Kenyans with his infectious smile.
Tragic Abdiaziz Aden was given three months to live after doctors found out that his condition was beyond saving.
Messages of good health have inundated the Facebook page of the 23-year-old who was diagnosed with Osteogenic sarcoma (cancer of the bone) who after learning that he only had days to live, only asked for one last wish: to travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia for Hajj.
Kenyans came together and granted him his wish by raising enough money for him and his father to travel to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj (Islamic pilgrimage) in Mecca.
But one thing that has stood out throughout his ordeal is his smile.
Aden’s health problems began four years ago when he fell and hurt his knee while trying to board a matatu.
The wound on his leg was not treated properly and was later amputated after doctors at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) found out that he had bone cancer.
After the amputation he was discharged but after a few months later he learnt that the cancer had spread to the rest of his body.